*Chandigarh, August 25, 2022:*
Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh by dovetailing National Urban Livelihood Mission and Swachh Bharat Mission starts processing Floral Waste into “Puja Samagri “ like Agarbattis and Diyas. Mayor Sarabjit Kaur Dhillon honoured SAI Trust and gave certificates to the participants in the presence of Anindita Mitra IAS, MC Commissioner Chandigarh and Nirmala Devi, Area Councillor.
A two day training camp was organized in Village Maloya in collaboration with SAI Trust, for 35 women Self Help Groups. An NGO , Save Prithvi working in the field of Floral Waste Management, trained the women. In the training, the women were taught how to process floral waste and convert it into beautiful and environment friendly end products.
Chandigarh generates 450 kg of floral waste per day which rises to 700kg per day during the festive season. There are 156 locations in Chandigarh which include Religious Places, Banquet halls, Florists shops, etc.
Sarbjit Kaur, Mayor, appreciated the efforts of SAI Trust, a Religious Organisation, which came forward to help in the initiative by providing the land for processing daily floral waste, manpower of around 5-6 women who will provide support in the whole process. Mr. Rajesh Kalia, President of SAI Trust also committed for an outlet in the mandir where the Products and Samagri will be sold. She said that the city should strive towards ECI friendly festivities in which only such products should be used.
Speaking on this occasion, MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra said that Municipal Corporation Chandigarh is fully committed to processing 100% waste generated by the city. Already, MC has started processing its coconut waste, its hazardous waste, its sanitary waste completely. Within the next 3 months 100% dry waste and horticulture waste shall also be processed by MC Chandigarh