Chandigarh, December 3:-Smt. Asha Jaswal, Mayor of Chandigarh today launched the awareness programme of segregation of waste at source level from sector 38 in presence of Sh. Sanjay Tandon, non-official independent Director of the Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL), Sh. Rajesh Kumar Gupta, Senior Deputy Mayor, Sh. Bharat Kumar, Chairman, Sanitation Committee, MCC, Sh. Arun Sood, area councilor, Sh. Anil Kumar Garg, Additional Commissioner, Sh. Manoj Bansal, Chief Engineer, Dr. P.S. Bhatti, Medical Officer of Health, Sh. Sanjay Arora, Superintending Engineer, Public Health, other MCC councilors and senior officers, prominent persons of the area and local residents.

During the launch a cultural function was organized in which songs were performed by city based famous singer Meet Neeman specially written on cleanliness and environment. A Nukkar natak was also staged to showcase the use of double bin system and segregation of waste at source level.

The Mayor also started the segregated waste collection scheme from the area through waste collectors, who have been provided double bins i.e. blue and green for collection of segregated waste from household level. She also distributed six-six dustbins and ID cards to the waste collectors of the area alongwith occupation certificates.

On the occasion, the Mayor said that the Municipal Corporation has distributed two dustbins to each and every household and ensuring segregation at source level i.e. household and commercial areas into biodegradable and non-biodegradable material. She said that there is nothing waste. The biodegradable waste can be used for various purposes, including production of biogas, electricity and fertilizers.

She said that similar awareness programmes will be organized in all the wards by the MCC under IEC activities of Swachh Bharat Mission. She said that people of city should come forward to participate not only in cleanliness campaigns but in awareness campaigns so that with the help of each one of us, the city may remain clean and beautiful.

While addressing the gathering the area councilor Sh. Arun Sood urged the people of Chandigarh not to use plastic bags, which pollute the environment. He also advised residents to develop a habit regarding segregating their household waste and do not litter in the public places or open spaces.

He also emphasized on downloading swachhata app for complaining any kind of sanitation problem and insanitation in the city and after resolving the complaint the citizen must give their vote up and valuable feedback on the app. It will help to improve the citizen feedback component of the Swachh Survekshan-2018 and Chandigarh will become No.1 in the Survekshan with the active participation of its residents.