Thursday, January 24, 2013

Congrats to BBMP and VVN College-Part I

On 21st Jan,2013 close to 300 youth of bangalore witnessed a fantastic one-day workshop about waste segregation and management which was conducted by VVN Degree college and sponsored by BBMP(Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike). Smt. Prasanna Udupikar mam was the key convener of the entire event supported by the principal of VVN degree college, Smt. Namitha. Tallam Venkatesh sir, president of VVN Trust was also present during the inauguration of the event along with VenkateshMurthy, Mayor of Bangalore.
The event was inaugurated by a devotional song to Lord Vinayaka and lighting of the lamps by the dignitaries. Dr.Almitra Patel who is a member of Supreme Court of India for country's municipal waste management spoke about how the waste problem started in bangalore. Till 1960 there was no waste issue in bangalore because the waste was used up by farmers for their crops but with the subsidy given for urea and introduction of plastics stopped composting and made the waste useless. Black spots got created in different parts of the city as even rag-pickers couldn't separate plastic from food. She also mentioned the use of plastic if it can be recylced and reused. Tar roads need good shredded plastic so that they become 2-3 times better. PROBES/101/2005-2006 explains as to how to use plastics and PROBES/122/2008-2009 explains about differences of roads with and without plastics.
In one of the incidents in Tamilnadu, a school asked the children to bring one kilogram of plastic from their home in exchange for Rs.1 pencil. 1 tonne of plastic was collected in 10 days and a fantastic road was laid. Smt.Jayalalitha who was the then chief miniter ordered to lay thousands of kilometers of similar roads and it improved rural employment. Dr.Almitra Patel mam also informed about ghatta where recycled plastics chops are made into polystyrene, polypropylene and others in Nayandanahalli, Hosaballa.

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