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Waste on Wheels: Corpn to have mini trucks for door-to-door trash collection

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With an aim to achieve 100% door-to-door collection of segregated waste by October 15, the civic body has intensified its campaign on creating awareness among residents on waste segregation at source.

Having Tamil music director James Vasanthan as its brand ambassador to promote cleanliness, the civic body is also reaching out to the residents by distributing pamphlets detailing their cooperation to keep the city clean.

The entire city would have door-to-door collection of waste using mini trucks within a month, said city corporation commissioner N Ravichandran.

While each vehicle on an average can cover a minimum of 1,500 households per day, the city would require 125 vehicles to cover all the 2.30 lakh households in the city.


"As of now the work is carried out using 85 vehicles. With the addition of 70 more vehicles by mid-October, the civic body will have the required number of vehicles for door-to-door collection," he said, adding that manual collection of waste by using tricycle or other vehicles would be completely shunned by mid-October.

The civic body had made it mandatory in June this year for households and commercial establishments to collect biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste generated at their place separately.

While disposal of unsegregated waste would invite fine from the civic body, plastic and other non-biodegradable waste will be collected once a week on Wednesday.

To ensure effective implementation of the project, residents must segregate wet and dry waste.

But the message is yet to reach a section of residents in the city. This has led the civic body to further intensify the campaign — spreading awareness about its initiative on solid waste management.

Over a lakh pamphlets detailing the initiatives of the civic body will be distributed among residents in all the four zones — right from gold coin scheme to households for effective dry waste collection to grievance redressal forum in the form of Swachhata mobile application.

"To take the message in an effective way we will have musician James Vasanthan as the brand ambassador of Trichy Corporation. A native of Trichy, James will address the residents in the coming days on the significance of maintaining the city clean," said Ravichandran.`



source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/waste-on-wheels-corpn-to-have-mini-trucks-for-door-to-door-trash-collection/articleshow/60771745.cms


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Soon, micro compost yard at Karumandapam

The Tiruchi City Corporation is all set to open a massive micro compost yard at Karumandapam shortly.

The yard, which is coming up at the Karumandapam burial ground, will handle 27.37 tonnes a day. Allocated a sum of Rs. 80 lakh, the project will result in the biggest micro compost yard among the 13 functioning in the city.

The concept was introduced in Tiruchi with the aim of disposing the garbage at the source itself and not sending it to the Ariyamangalam dump yard.

The first micro compost yard was set up at Pookollai in Ariyamangalam in August 2016. Buoyed by the success, the Corporation soon set up 13 more places. Besides segregating perishable and non-perishable waste, the yards produce organic manure from perishable waste.

The Karumandapam yard will have 46 pits against the average of 10 to 12 pits. It will process the garbage generated from 40, 41 and 45 wards. It will handle the garbage generated from the households and commercial establishments of Edamalaipatti Pudur, Ashok Nagar, Viswas Nagar, Piratiyur, Ramji Nagar, Crawford, Renga Nagar, Sunder Nagar, Ponnagar, Karumandapam and Dheeran Nagar.

N. Ravichandran, Special Officer cum Commissioner, Tiruchi Corporation, told The Hindu that the Karumandapam micro yard would handle the waste generated from 14,553 households in three wards. The sufficient space at the burial ground would be useful to produce organic manure. Self Help Group members would be roped in to manage the solid waste.

While biodegradable waste would be dumped for producing organic manure, non-degradable plastics would be shredded into small pieces and used for road laying.

He said that construction of six more yards was under way at G. Corner, Thangaiyan street, UGD pumping station on Vayalur road, Varaganeri, Kuzhumikarai and Melakalkandarkottai.


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PWD plans annual desilting to save Uyyakondan river

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In a bid to save dying Uyyakondan river, the public works department (PWD) has decided to recommend an annual desilting of the river. It is also mulling to fence off its stretches to check the flow of waste into the river.

The move is based on a public interest litigation filed in the Trichy district court a few days ago, seeking directions to the authorities concerned to prevent pollution.

With the project estimated to cost a huge sum, the PWD will ask fund from the city corporation, which remained a mute spectator to the situation thus far.

This is apart from the fund to be allocated by the state government.


Though the case is set to come up for hearing on Monday, the court had already sought clarification from the district collector, the city corporation commissioner and officials from the Tamil Nadu pollution control board on the issue.

The 72-km-long Uyyaokndan River narrows down along its six-km stretch, from Puthur to Ariyamangalam. This stretch is the worst polluted as the residents in the banks of the canal flow the household directly into the canal.

A PWD senior official said the local residents added to the river's pity condition by dumping huge amount of garbage in it, leading to a high population of water hyacinth. "Concrete fencing along the river will help prevent such activities," he said

The official said that if the sewage flow was not prevented, the issue would remain unsolved. The civic body has to take steps to stop residents from polluting the river. This apart, annual desilting of the river could help keep the river clean, the officer said.

Collector K Rajamani said the final plan will be submitted by the officials on Monday, stating that the PWD has been preparing an action plan on clearing Uyyakondan River.

The river with an ayacut of 32,000 acres feeding several irrigation tanks from Cauvery near Pettavaithalai to Valavanthankottai in Pudukkottai.

Meanwhile, Thaneer- a Trichy voluntary organisation president M Sekaran said that the move will only waste the taxpayer's money. "The river was de-silted only a year ago at a cost of Rs 12 crore. Annual de-silting will only result in wastage of tax payer's money," he said.

Calling for a far-sighted plan to prevent the pollution, he said that unless there was a behavioral change among the residents and realise the impacts of the polluting the river, a real change could not be brought about.



source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/pwd-plans-annual-desilting-to-save-uyyakondan-river/articleshow/60725051.cms


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NRCB staff celebrate Sewa Diwas

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Clean Children's Park, playground and water tank

About 100 staff members of the National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB) celebrated Sewa Diwas, as part of implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission, by cleaning up their residential campus at Karumandapam in the city on Sunday.

Led by NRCB Director S. Uma, the staff members, including contractual workers, undertook the cleaning work of the Children's Park, playground, water tank, and roads.

The activities were carried out for two hours soon after the Swachhta pledge was administered by D. Ramajayam,Senior Scientist and Convenor, Swatch Bharat Committee.

Dr Ramajayam explained the significance of Swachhta Hi Sewa.

The Sewa Diwas celebration was a success, D. Padmanaban, Principal Scientist and Chairman, Swachh Bharat Committee, said.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 706667.ece


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Civic body begins cleaning up major canals across Trichy city

The city corporation has allotted Rs 56 lakh to desilt 20 major drainage canals running across the ahead of the north east monsoon.

Apart from silt deposit, these canals are choked with plastic waste dumped by residents living along it. While illegal dumping of construction debris is rampant in these canals, the city may witness floods if the canal is unable to drain the water out of the city.

The civic body has chosen 20 narrow and wide canals in the city for desilting and expect to complete the work before the onset of north east monsoon in October. Work has been halted on a few stretches owing to the pre monsoon showers.

The major canals that are undergoing desilting include Samba, Rettai, Kottai, Pirattiyur and Kathirikai canals. The work is being carried out based on the instructions from collector K Rajamani who is also assessing the progress of the work.
"More than the silt, garbage in terms of plastic waste is choking the canal. Besides, illegal dumping of construction debris in the canal too would act as a barrier to preventing free flow of rain water," said executive engineer S Amudhavalli.

While weather experts have already forecast a good monsoon this year, it has now become important to clear the canal way to evacuate rain water, she said.

Though rain has been playing spoil game, Amudhavalli said, "Work is temporarily halted at such places to allow water to recede and work will be resumed again. We are expecting to complete the work ahead of the monsoon."


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Marriage halls, restaurants should create compost pits

Corporation makes it mandatory to reduce bio-degradable waste at source

In an effort to reduce bio-degradable waste at source, the Tiruchi Corporation has made it mandatory for marriage halls, restaurants and college hostels in the city to set up micro compost yards on their premises.

According to a rough estimate, there are about 250 marriage halls and 100 restaurants in the city. They are located in different parts of the city. A section of hotels located in Central Bus Stand and Chathiram Bus Stand have marriage halls attached to them. They produce huge quantity of degradable and non-degradable waste on marriage days, making the job difficult for solid waste managers and sanitary workers. The waste includes use-and-throw plastic water bottles, carry bags, banana leaves, plastic cups, ice cream cups and others. They also dump food waste, leftovers and vegetable waste in the dust bins provided by the Corporation.

According to a rough estimate, while small marriage halls generate about half a tonne of waste, big marriage halls with a seating capacity of 500 and above generate about a tonne of waste. Officials are of the view that marriage halls and restaurants can reduce 75 % of waste at its source by setting up micro compost yards or bio-digesters.

N. Ravichandran, Corporation Commissioner, told The Hindu that as per the Solid Waste Management-2016 rules, all bulk producers of solid waste, including hotels, restaurants, marriage halls and hostels, have to set up facilities on their premises to treat and recycle the waste. It would be fully followed in Tiruchi Corporation. All marriage halls, hostels, restaurants and bulk producers of waste have been asked to set up micro compost units. It would make them produce organic manure too, he said and added that the rule would be applicable to those generating more than 100 kg of waste. The Corporation would provide technical expertise and help them create compost pits.

Mr. Ravichandran said about 15 restaurants, marriage halls and hostels had already set up micro compost units on their premises. Zonal officers were asked to monitor the progress of creating solid management facilities at marriage halls and restaurants.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 654337.ece


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Efforts to promote clean city campaign

James Vasanthan appointed as brand ambassador

The Tiruchi Corporation has appointed music composer James Vasanthan as its brand ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission activities.

He will spearhead the clean city campaign to create awareness among its residents.

“We feel happy to work with James Vasanthan. We hope he will add value to our clean city campaign,” said Special Officer-cum-Corporation Commissioner N. Ravichandran.

Tiruchi was ranked sixth cleanest among 434 cities in the Swachh Survekshan 2017 survey and the Corporation is aiming at a higher position in the next ranking.

Speaking to The Hindu on Wednesday, he said that the modalities of campaign involving with Mr. Vasanthan were being worked out.

His fame would facilitate the corporation to reach out to its citizens in a better way.

Hailing from Tiruchi, Mr. Vasanthan has scored music for many Tamil films including ‘Subramaniapuram,’ ‘Pasanga’ and ‘Eesan .’

He has composed music for Telugu and Malayalam films too.

Mr. Ravichandran said that participation of citizens was a very crucial component of Swachh Survekshan 2018 survey.

Social and other media would be used strategically to educate citizens about the importance of partnering with the administration in improving urban sanitation. There was a need to follow innovative and best practices.

Stating that Tiruchi had been securing among top 10 places in the clean city ranking since it was introduced in 2015, he said that 2018 survey would cover 4,041 cities and towns in the country.

The Corporation is geared up to score highest marks in all categories including collection and transportation of solid waste management, sanitation, processing and disposal, direct observation, individual household toilet coverage, community toilet, citizen’s participation and feedback.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 634267.ece


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