The 25 volunteers chosen by Haiyya, a multi-issue Delhi-based NGO, are now ready to connect with RWAs and residents across the city for a hands-on training on waste management at source level.
Under its programme "Youth for Environment", Haiyya, in collaboration with URJA (United Residents’ Joint Action), had invited applications from people in the age group 18 to 40 years for a week-long training on environmental issues.
Now successfully trained, these volunteers are coordinating with RWAs in their respective areas.
“Officials from government agencies and other experts in the field of environment taught the volunteers how to segregate wet and dry waste generated from kitchens and how to involve the residents for this purpose. Our volunteers are now on the move,” said Sukhmini Grover, a member of Haiyya, and co-coordinator of Youth for Environment.
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Last week, a camp was organised at Mehrauli, where over 50 RWA members joined the move.
To start with, volunteers are focusing on well-planned colonies.
Lalit Goel, an East Delhi volunteer, told City Spidey, “Every week, I reach out to at least one RWA. I started work from my own RWA in Vivek Vihar. I am also taking the help of government agencies. Last week, I met Harvinder Singh, the sub-divisional magistrate of Vivek Vihar, and he assured full support.”
He added, “Most people know how to segregate their kitchen waste — my job is to mobilise such people to participate in the initiative.”