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SHGs invited to display products at exhibitions

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Source : The Hindu Date : 08.06.2009

SHGs invited to display products at exhibitions

Special Correspondent

VELLORE: The Tamil Nadu Women’s Development Corporation has requested women self-help groups (SHGs) in Vellore district to display their products at the exhibition to be held in connection with the summer festival in Yelagiri Hills from June 13 to 19, the Chitrai Exhibition in Madurai, exhibitions held in connection with Thaipoosam in Palni and Dindigul, Nagoor Thandhari exbition, the exhibition conducted during festivals in Velanganni in Nagapattinam district, and the exhibitions being held in different parts of Tamil Nadu on different occasions .

In a release, Vellore Collector C. Rajendran said that a committee has been constituted under his presidentship as per the guidance of the State government to select the SHGs eligible for participating in the exhibitions.

He has asked interested SHGs to approach the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the Tamil Nadu Women’s Development Corporation, Gandhinagar, Vellore, with details of products made by them, method of production, quality and price of products and other related information.

More details could be had by contacting the PIU at Gandhinagar, Vellore (0416-2241765).

Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2009 13:57
 

Programme to motivate slum children

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Source : The Hindu Date : 08.06.2009

Programme to motivate slum children

Staff Reporter
It features talks, screening of short films and games

— Photo: R. Ashok.

ENCOURAGEMENT: A student interacting with participants at the programme in Tiruchi.

TIRUCHI: A two-day child participation programme to motivate slum children was organised by the Sisters of the Cross Society For Education Development (SOC SEAD), Tiruchi Child Line, here recently.

Inaugurated by the Director, SOC SEAD Sister Maria Kamalam, the first day programme featured talks, screening of short films and games for the participating children.

The programme started with a brief account of the activities of Child Line in helping children, below the age of 18, in distress besides providing emotional support, guidance and shelter to such children.

Advocate S. Martin spoke on Child Rights, while A. Gopinath, a retired Professor spoke about the role of children in societal developmental in future. The second day programme was marked by an interactive session with the participating children. The Tamil teacher of St. Joseph Higher Secondary School, Tiruchi Mr. Pushparaj chaired the session. The event ended with distribution of school uniforms and note books to about 300 participating children.

The Director, Child Line Nodal Organisation Dr. Godwin Prem Singh, Child Line coordinator A. Albert Manoharan and others participated in the function.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2009 13:53
 

Corporation to have model wards for waste management

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Source : The Hindu Date : 08.06.2009

Corporation to have model wards for waste management

Special Correspondent

— Photo: S. Siva Saravanan

FOR CLEAN CITY: Mayor R. Venkatachalam (second left) and Deputy Mayor N. Karthik (second right) display stickers with guidelines on segregation of waste, launched on World Environment Day in the Coimbatore Corporation on Saturday.

COIMBATORE: Out of the 72 wards in the city, the Coimbatore Corporation will have nine as model wards for segregation of waste, as part of the Rs. 96-crore Integrated Solid Waste Management Programme to be implemented under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, Corporation Commissioner Anshul Mishra said at the launch of a handbill on segregation on Saturday to mark the World Environment Day.

People in these wards will be educated on how to store biodegradable waste and non-biodegradable in separate bins (green for biodegradable and white for non-biodegradable).

The Corporation has brought out a sticker-type handbill containing the types of waste that should be stored in these bins. The handbill has pictorial guidelines; it has images of food waste over a picture of a green bin and batteries, bottles and bulbs over the white bin.

The image of Walt Disney character, Mickey Mouse, stands with a green hat near the green bin and with a white hat near the white bin. People would be asked to stick the handbill on the doors of their kitchen. The handbill was released by Mayor R. Venkatachalam on World Environment Day (Saturday). Deputy Mayor N. Karthik and Corporation officials were present at the launch.

Official sources in the Corporation said the Corporation would form ward committees to take the message of segregation to the people.

Each committee would be headed by the councillor of the respective ward. Sensitisation meetings for the councillors and the public would also be held.

The civic body was of the view that the solid waste management programme would not be successful without segregation of waste at source because different models of disposal would have to be adopted for biodegradable and non-biodegradable garbage.

At present, the lack of segregation was one of the major impediments to safe and complete disposal of waste. The Corporation had already provided bins to many areas and the process would continue.

Segregation was the vital foundation to waste management. Only if waste was segregated at the homes, the purpose of door-to-door collection or primary collection would be served.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2009 13:47
 


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