RESIDENTS TEAM UP TO PROMOTE SEGREGATION AND COMPOSTING IN A BIG WAY IN HSR LAYOUT
Begin their new campaign after KCDC Protest with a workshop uniting all seven sectors of HSR Layout.
After HSR residents protested against the Karnataka Compost Development Corporation (KCDC) on October 31, 2015, they have now decided to solve the garbage problem at the next level: aim at 100% segregation in HSR Layout Ward and ensure that all the wet waste goes to the KCDC. Towards this end, the residents of HSR Layout have come together to form HaSiRu Mithra, a group of over 70 driven residents, to conduct a series of campaigns and drive the agenda. This includes following the garbage auto and educating the residents to arranging workshops on a number of
things that could help them in this direction.
HaSiRu Mithra‟s first such workshop will happen on December 13th.
Venue: Mini Forest/Tree Park, 22nd „A „Main, 13th Cross, off 24th Main Road, Sector 1, HSR Layout
It is the right event at the right time. Bengaluru is reeling under a severe garbage crisis. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) spends Rs 300 to Rs 500 crore on waste management and yet there are tonnes of waste across the city. Not to mention, toxic landfills in and around the city.
“Proper segregation, prompt collection, systematic transport and scientific processing is the need of the hour, and citizens have to come together to address the segregation which is directly in our control,” says Kavitha Reddy, one of the members of HaSiRu Mithra. “Segregated Waste indeed leads to faster collection and transport.”
“Segregation not only reduces cost, pollution (air, soil, water) and fewer landfills, but also increases recycling, composting, resources recovery and sustainability,” says Lalithamba V, another HaSiRu Mithra member.
“The twin methods of segregation and composting promotes greener, cleaner and healthier environment,” says Brig (retd) RS Murthy, President, HSR Layout Sector 2 Residents Welfare Association, and an active member of HaSiRu Mithra.
Agrees fellow HaSiRu Mithra member Shanthi T: “If we demand a better tomorrow, we have to leave behind a better environment for the future generation. But for that, we need to do our bit.”
HaSiRu Mithra is inviting residents to be part of this workshop and also bring their family and friends. They are also encouraging people to bring their children as well as the workshop will have Poster Making competitions and Waste Segregation games for children.
And those who want to join HaSiRu Mithra and spread the message of segregation and composting can register on December 13th and become a volunteer with HaSiRu Mithra.