JAMMU, Jan 12: Jammu Municipal Corporation today started segregation and composting at source here at Resham Ghar in Ward No 13.
The work was started by Dr Anita Salgotra, Health Officer, JMC Jammu, with the live demonstration and technical advice from State Pollution Control Board Jammu, in the presence of Munish Sharma, Vice Chairman, JAKFED.
Anuradha Gupta, Scientist from State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) and expert from Lucknow, gave live demonstration and technical assistance for proper segregation and composting. A large number of public also participated in the live demonstration.
The Health Officer apprised that earlier dustbins of two different colours were distributed (green bin for biodegradable wet waste and blue bin for non-biodegradable dry waste). “The segregation is compulsory under guidelines of SBM so it is responsibility of every citizen to segregate waste at source. This will also reduce quantity of garbage being lifted and dumped by the Corporations at dumping sites. This will help to make Jammu clean and green”, she said.
“Now when the composting is started in Ward No 13, the residents are requested to segregate the waste and dispose of the same in different dustbins which shall be collected by the Safaikaramcharies of JMC from door to door”, she added.
The welfare committee and residents assured that they shall extend their full cooperation to the Jammu Municipal Corporation for the success of Swachh Bharat Mission, a big initiative taken by Prime Minister of India.