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20 municipalities, 2 corporations turn to Tiruchy for SWM lessons

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INFLUENCED by the effective implementation of segregated waste collection by Tiruchy Corporation, based on the directives of Commissioner of Municipal Administration in State capital, officials and representatives from as many as 20 Municipalities and two major Corporations across the State visited Tiruchy for comprehending the protocols and parameters of waste collection. The teams of civic body officials were also sensitised about the working of micro composts yards that de-centralise the need for massive dumpyard and produce composts out of waste here both through field visits and power point presentations.
According to Tiruchy Corporation, with the Rockcity being the front runner Corporation to implement segregated waste collection separately as biodegradable and non-biodegradable, and with non-biodegradable wastes collected only on Wednesdays, the civic body was told by the Com-missioner of Municipal Administration G Prakash to pass the parameters to other civic bodies. Officials from Thiruthani, Tiruvallur, Avadi, Pammal, Ranchipuram, Panruti, Tambaram, Poonamalee, and also Thiruverkadu visited Tiruchy on Wednesday and took notes. "The representatives from municipalities and also from Corporations of Erode and Dindigul
were briefed about the efforts. Even the micro compost yards in four zones of the Corporation producing manures from domes-tic waste were briefed to the visitors for replicating the same facility in their respective jurisdictions." a senior Corporation official told Express. About 50 civic body officials were also explained the awareness measures taken to achieve the behavioural change among the locals to dispose the domestic waste separately as degradable and non-biodegradable. "The visitors were quite surprised to learn that we have generated 16.93 lakhs by recycling the non-biodegradable wastes in past a month," the senior official added.
Source: epaper. . dinamani. com/c/20328921 

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