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Municipal Corporation is committed to improve Community and City Sanitation standard

Chandigarh: Aiming to make a lasting impact on chandigarh's cleanliness journey, raise awareness and enhance the segregation and management of sanitary waste in the city, the MC Chandigarh has launched a two-week long exercise under the "Swachhata Ki Mohar" initiative. The exercise, which coincides with International Menstrual Hygiene Day, aims to educate and empower both municipal staff and citizens on effective sanitary waste management.

On the beginning of the initiative, the Municipal Corporation's expert team conducted training sessions for staff at the Material Recovery Facility (MRF), Industrial Area. The session underscored the importance of segregating sanitary waste from other waste streams, aims to leave an indelible mark on the path towards a cleaner and greener India.

Over the course of the next two weeks, the exercise will cover all MRF staff, field staff, and door-to-door waste collectors. They will be trained on the significance of proper sanitary waste management. Additionally, the team will visit households across the city to educate citizens about the types of waste considered as "sanitary" and provide information on eco-friendly menstrual hygiene options.

Municipal Commissioner  Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS said that the Municipal Corporation's efforts have already yielded tangible results. Initially, the daily collection of sanitary waste was only 12-15 kilograms. However, over the last two years, the daily collection has increased to 650-700 kilograms. As per the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, sanitary waste must be processed through incineration, and the Municipal Corporation has been doing so through the authorized biomedical waste processing agency, Alliance Care.

She further added as the Municipal Corporation moves towards 100% collection of segregated waste, this exercise  will help the Corporation further improve the management of sanitary waste in the city.

The two-week "Swachhata Ki Mohar" campaign aims to build on the progress made in waste segregation and management, with a focus on raising awareness and encouraging citizens to effectively segregate their sanitary waste.



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