Srinagar- In order to strengthen the capacities of agents of the rural development department and NGOs vis-Ã -vis the management of solid liquid waste in rural areas of J&K, the Direction de la Mission Swach Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G) held a one-day orientation program in Srinagar on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, SBM-G J&K mission director Tariq Hussain Ganai said that a rural waste management program will be launched in several blocks of J&K over the coming months. He urged rural development agents to resume work in mission mode and involve NGOs in the management of solid liquid waste which is mandated in the SBM-Gramin guidelines.
Syed Imtiaz Ali, a recognized expert in plastic waste management, gave a detailed presentation on plastic waste management. He gave details of his ongoing work at Bhopal. Sabah Parvez, IIT Roorkee alumnus gave a presentation on managing liquid waste in rural areas on a low cost model.
Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat, social activist, moderated the event and urged authorities to prioritize waste management in rural areas as the majority of villages in J&K suffered from the lack of a scientific waste management plan. .
Several Panchayat District Officers (DPO), Deputy Commissioner Panchayats (ACP) and Block Development Officers (BDO) attended the orientation program. At the end of the event, artists from the Tulkul Arts & Media Collective presented a theatrical performance on the dangers of disposing of non-scientific waste.
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