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Clean E-Bhubaneswar programme has enabled to properly dispose of several tonnes of e-waste

Bhubaneswar:25/9/18: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), a part of the World Bank Group, organised a stakeholder workshop today to mark the completion of one year of the ‘Clean E-Bhubaneswar’ programme.

Bringing together key representatives from the government, private sector, academia as well as citizens, the event felicitated 100 institutions/organisations in recognition to their contributions to make the project a success. Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, while gracing the event as the Chief Guest, presented the awards and certificates.

In his address, the Chief Secretary said, “Clean E-Bhubaneswar programme by BMC has enabled the formal sector to collect and properly dispose of several tonnes of e-waste in a short span of time. The Housing and Urban Development Department should now include other major cities and urban centres of the state under similar programmes to manage e-waste.”

Ambassador of the European Union to India Tomasz Kozlowski said, “It is impressive to see the way Bhubaneswar has progressed on wide gamut of activities – e-waste, e-vehicles and rooftop solar and cemented itself as a leading Smart City in India. I hope European Union and India can continue to build on shared experiences and best practices to promote innovative mechanisms in tackling e-waste management through promoting public-private partnerships.”

Among others, BMC Commissioner Dr. Krishan Kumar and Senior Scientist Odisha State Pollution Control Board Dr. Dillip Kumar Behera were present along with other senior officials from different government department and organisations.

The E-Bhubaneswar programme is being implemented by IFC under the IFC – EU Eco-Cities Program. This unique project establishes a first-of-its-kind collaboration between local government entities, including the BMC, OSPCB, IT Department and the private sector to address Bhubaneswar’s e-waste management challenge by building awareness and developing a sustainable model for e-waste management in the city.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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