LUDHIANA, MAY 25, 2018: In order to strengthen and improve the waste management capabilities of Municipal Corporation Ludhiana (MCL), a one-day capacity building technical workshop of all stakeholders on Waste Management Rules 2016 held at Silver Jubilee Hall, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University on Friday.

The workshop was inaugurated by Ludhiana Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu in the presence of MC commissioner Jaskiran Singh, Dr Pooran Singh, project director of Punjab Municipal Infrastructure Development Company (PMIDC), Chandigarh, senior officials of Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), health department and MCL.

The workshop covered various subjects of managing Solid Waste, Plastic Waste, Bio-medical Waste, Electronic Waste, Construction Waste and Demolition waste in the city according to Waste Management rules 2016 by Union Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India.

More than 200 participants including MC's sanitary inspectors, representatives from various NGOs, hospitals, hotels, labs, industrial associations, waste collectors and others took part in the workshop.

While addressing in the workshop, the Mayor said that to create more awareness and effective compliance of all the waste management rules 2016, he solicited the support of all stakeholders in making Ludhiana the best city in the country.

Sandhu said that it is the collective duty of all us to ensure effective management of every type of waste as per rules. He hoped that the participants will gain a lot and the workshop will enhance their knowledge about new rules from the experts.

MC commissioner Jaskiran Singh told that the people should keep the environment neat and clean which will help MCL in better planning and management of waste. He appreciated the efforts of the officers and staff of Municipal Corporation for launching various awareness campaigns in the city regarding improving hygiene conditions in the city.

Dr Pooran Singh, project director of Punjab Municipal Infrastructure Development Company and PPCB' s Rajiv Garg and others elaborated about the solid waste management rules, 2016. The speakers also sought questions from participants during the session and answered in depth with figures and statistics.

Friday, May 25, 2018