Swachh Bharat Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) along with the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) held a one-day ‘Workshop on Solid Waste Management in Ganga Towns’ at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Delhi recently. Municipal Commissioners/Chief Officers of 97 Ganga Towns, State Government Officials, HUA and NMCG officials participated in the workshop, which was addressed by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari; MoHUA Hardeep S Puri as well as DurgaShanker Mishra, Secretary, MoHUA among others.
This workshop was a follow up to two meetings held by Nitin Gadkari, where the status of solid waste management was reviewed. Talking to the assembled officials, Gadkari said that while in the 97 towns along the main stem of river Ganga the issue of liquid waste management has been/being addressed, the problem of solid waste management needs to be taken up on a war footing. He said that innovative models for solid waste management need to be adopted, the segregation of solid waste needs to be carried out and organic compost prepared along with plastic, metal, glass recycling, which will turn waste in to wealth.