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Chandigarh, (Gurpreet) Local Government Minister Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijjar said that an effort is being made to organise the Hola Mohalla Mahotsav at Sri Anandpur Sahib (District Ropar) from March 6th to 8th as a single-use plastic free (SUP free) and zero waste to landfill.

Local Government Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the Local Government Department is continuously striving to provide basic facilities, clean and pollution-free environment to the people of the state.

Giving more information in this regard, Local Government Minister Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijjar said that about 40 lakh people are expected to attend the Hola Mohalla Mahotsav and more than 350 langars are being installed.

Cabinet Minister said that the aim of the state government is to make the state free from single use plastic, proper waste management and achieve the goal of zero waste to landfill. To achieve this objective, wet and dry waste will be segregated from the sources place. He said that this wet and dry waste will be composted through MRF machines and its fertilizer will be made.

He said that to achieve the objective of single use plastic free and zero waste landfill, the entire fair area has been divided into 8 sectors by the local government department. He said that Sanitary inspectors, teams of sewermen and sanitation workers from 14 Municipal corporations and Municipal councils of the state have been deployed for the purpose of cleanliness at Hola Mohalla at Sri Anandpur Sahib. Apart from this, He said that 200 volunteer teams of NGOs, colleges and school students will also make an effort to educate people about not using single-use plastic and zero waste to landfill.

Minister said that different cleaning teams have been deployed at night and day. These cleaning teams will separate dry and wet waste and compost it through MRF machines at night. He said that on this occasion, an exhibition of remanufactured wares will also be held.

He further said that 4 mechanical sweeping machines will also be used to ensure cleanliness during Sri Anandpur Sahib Hola Mohalla Mahotsav.



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