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Training in solid waste management

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The Hindu         22.01.2015 

Training in solid waste management

Training for heads of 42 village panchayats, where the district administration has proposed to introduce ‘Cleaning Guards’ system to effectively execute garbage cleaning and solid waste management programmes, was held at the Collectorate on Tuesday.

Inaugurating the programme, Collector M. Karunakaran said the ‘Cleaning Guards’ system was aimed at carrying out garbage cleaning to ensure better cleanliness. As this scheme is going to be implemented in 2,000 village panchayats across Tamil Nadu, the Centre has given as grant Rs.110 crore to the State. In other words, each selected village panchayat would receive Rs.5.50 lakh for the programme.

As per the norms for getting ‘Cleaning Guards’, the beneficiary village panchayat would have a population of 10,000 and situated close to an urban local body. Or, the village panchayat should house a tourist spot or a major industry or be located close to busy highway or railway station so that ‘Cleaning Guards’ system can be introduced there.

The residents, after separating the degradable and non-degradable garbage in their houses, should hand over it separately to the ‘Cleaning Guards’ as they visit the houses at a specified time every day. While the degradable waste will be converted into manure, the non-degradable waste will be used for filling sanitary and other pits without affecting the groundwater table and environment.

Every 150 family will be covered by a ‘Cleaning Guard’, who will be paid by the village-level Poverty Alleviation Association. He or she will be provided with uniforms, a tricycle, shredder, identity card, gloves, cap etc. Project Director, DRDA, H. Vijayakumar, Project Director, Tamil Nadu Rural Livelihood Programme, Jayakumar, and others participated.

 

Solid waste management programme

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The Hindu         22.04.2014 

Solid waste management programme

Officials at the meeting on solid waste management in Theni on Tuesday.— PHOTO: G. KARTHIKEYAN
Officials at the meeting on solid waste management in Theni on Tuesday.— PHOTO: G. KARTHIKEYAN

Solid waste management programme will be implemented in all the 130 village panchayats in the district in order to ensure safe disposal of solid waste at villages and clean environment, according to Collector N. Venkatachalam.

Addressing a meeting on solid waste management organised by the District Rural Development Agency here on Tuesday, he said the State government planned to implement solid waste management programme in 2,000 panchayats that had a population of more than 10,000 people each in the first phase. The main aim of the programme was to recycle and reuse biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste and dispose them of safely without polluting the environment.

While biodegradable waste would be converted into organic manure and sold to farmers, non-biodegradable waste would be separated and reused and plastic materials sold for recycling. A sanitary worker, known as Green Guard, would be selected for every 150 households at the villages. The DRDA would offer tricycles to collect waste, machines for cleaning, processing and recycling waste, other safety equipment, gadgets, uniform, gloves, cap and identity cards to workers, he added. Special training would be imparted to village panchayat presidents, members of village poverty reduction committees and self-help groups in this regard shortly. Already town panchayats in the district had been implementing solid waste management effectively.

The government decided to implement the system in 12,524 village panchayats in the State in a phased manner.

 

Thuraiyur municipality adopts new waste management system

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The Hindu       21.01.2015  

Thuraiyur municipality adopts new waste management system

It plans to set up a shed for segregation of garbage

Utilisation of a piece of private land has enabled efficient handling of solid waste management at Thuraiyur.— Photo: A. Muralitharan
Utilisation of a piece of private land has enabled efficient handling of solid waste management at Thuraiyur.— Photo: A. Muralitharan

The Thuraiyur municipality has introduced solid waste management programme for separating the degradable and non-degradable waste. The municipality has adopted a multipronged approach for managing the solid waste.

The municipality has cleared a huge volume of garbage at its old dumping yard on Sorathur Road. “Excess accumulation of garbage on the municipal site had resulted in various public health-related issues, including pig menace and presence of anti-social elements,” say municipal sources.

To tide over the problem, the municipality has successfully persuaded the local residents who owned a piece of land in the adjoining area. A large heap of the garbage from the municipal site had been taken to this private land.

“The shifting of a huge volume of garbage from the municipal to the private land has eased the solid waste management at this area,” say the sources.

The municipality has planned to set up a segregation shed at the area for effective management of the solid waste. Second, the municipality had introduced door-to-door collection of garbage duly segregated at source in select six wards in the municipality. “Bio-degradable and non-degradable waste is collected after segregation at source,” the source said.

At present, the municipality handles 15 tonnes of garbage daily.

 


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