A team of South Delhi Municipal Corporation's sanitation staff conducted a programme to raise awareness about waste segregation among Dwarka residents. Representatives of Dwarka Forum and Dwarka Progressive Club were also present at the session.
Officials gave a lecture on waste segregation and composting. A booklet, Management of Solid Waste 2016, was distributed among the participants, encouraging them to spread the word in their respective societies and RWAs.
Assistant commissioner Nagesh Malla and executive engineer Anil Kumar were among the SDMC representatives present at the session.
"We had carried out campaigns on solid waste management and composting in 25-30 societies in the sub-city," said Madhuri Varshney, president of Dwarka Forum. "The campaigns proved to be a success, as all the societies have successfully implemented the concepts we spoke about. Brahma Apartments in Sector 7 comes to mind immediately, as they adopted the entire model quite well."
Madhuri Vashney, president of Dwarka Forum, shares her waste-segregation campaign experiences at the event
Residents used the opportunity to highlight their efforts for efficient waste management.
"Our group of senior citizens is using a pot for horticulture waste compositing at a park we frequent," said SS Goel, a resident of IIT Engineers Apartments, Sector 10. President of Dwarka Progressive Club and a resident of Delhi Journalist Association Apartments, in Sector 13, also told the group about their efforts in implementing waste management.
Neena Dhavan, a resident of Krishna Kunj Apartments, Pocket 6, Nasirpur, informed officials about the pathetic condition of sanitation in her area. A social worker and resident of Sri Agrasen Apartments, Sector 7, AK Parashar suggested several points to improve the sanitary condition of the area by involving residents.