July 07, 2021 11:07 pm IST
South Delhi civil society expands Buddy Composter initiative to 3 more colonies
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New Delhi, July 7th (PTI) The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has expanded its Buddy Composter initiative to three additional colonies to effectively separate waste at the source, the citizens said in a statement on Wednesday.
Southern Zone Deputy Commissioner Sonal Swaroop said the program will separate waste at source and reduce the Citizens Authority’s reliance on landfill for waste disposal as part of the program in the Greater Kailash-1, Geetanjali Enclave and West End colonies.
“The purpose of this initiative is to promote waste separation and home composting in SDMC colonies. Home composting will automatically help achieve waste separation at the source and reduce the burden of the huge dumping of waste in landfills. Including these three locations, 150 households from 20 colonies will now have started composting at home, “Swaroop said in the statement.
She initially said 100 households had started composting at home with the goal of distributing one or two colonies each week.
The residents themselves report to start composting at home.
“Awareness campaigns were organized through online sessions for the participating households on how to do composting at home with compost sets during the closure period,” she said in the statement.
A senior SDMC official said the initiative was named “Buddy Composter” because households compost themselves by separating waste, while citizens help them with home composting kits.
South Zone also launched online orientation-with-training sessions with five colonies last month. It was also possible to get 100 home composters on the list of existing composters in the South Zone. PTI AKM CK
Disclaimer: – This story was not edited by Outlook staff and is automatically generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI
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