Nagpur: “To make the cleanliness drive a movement, citizens should first segregate garbage in their home to reduce air pollution in the city. Without segregation, mixed garbage poses hazards to the human beings. Therefore, it is necessary to segregate wastes including e-waste also in the city. Citizens should change their mindset towards disposing of e-waste,” emphasized the Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar.
Hardikar was addressing a function jointly organized by Maitree Parivar, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Lok Kalyan Samiti of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at Sai Shraddha Lawn, Amravati Road here on Sunday. Dr K Venkatesham, Commissioner of Police, Shailesh Balkawde, Superintendent of Police, Dr.Dilip Gupta, Lok Kalyan Samiti President, Shridharrao Gadge, Mahanagar Sanghchalak, Sameer Bendre of Persistent System, Prof. Sanjay Bhende, President of Maitree Pariwar, Secretary Pramod Pendke, Makrand Pandhripande and others were present on the dais.
The Municipal Commissioner further said, “Middleclass citizens are unaware about e-waste and they have a tendency to treat this waste as just like any other waste. It is necessary to process this waste separately to protect environment.” He appreciated efforts of Maitree Parivar for taking this much needed initiative.
Dr. K Venkatesham, Commissioner of Police while giving personal example stated that collection and disposal of e-waste is need of the hour. The citizens should be aware about their responsibility, he added. He said, the Nagpur Police will also contribute in e-waste collection.
Prof Sanjay Bhende made introductory remarks and said, we will start collection of e-waste in all 10 zones. Makrand Deshpande gave power point presentation regarding collection of e-waste. Madhuri Yavalkar compered the programme and proposed a vote of thanks.