Civic body to rope in city schools for swachhta survekshan programme

LUDHIANA: With an aim to involve as many as people in waste to wow campaigning under swachhta survekshan thhe civic officials are now trying to involve the city schools in this drive. The officials have asked the schools to start home composting in their schools and participate in the drive. The schools are also being told to encourage the parents during parents teachers meeting for home composting.

In this regard the MC officials also conducted a meeting with school representatives on Friday. Almost 50 schools participated in the meeting that was held at Bachat Bhawan.

The officials explained the schools about concept of WOW and how they can participate in the drive. The schools will have to construct compost pits in the school and green waste generated in the schools must be processed within school premises . Along with this, students should be educated about the composting process and encourage them to adopt it at their homes. The school offices should try and declare them plastic free.

The schools should promote crafts out of waste material and ensure activities based on this. They can make videos to show how crafts can be made out of waste, drawing competitions, debates and discussions on 3Rs, poem writing and essay competition etc.

The schools can post the activities at their social media pages and tag MCL with their school names in subject.

The joint commissioner MCL Swati Tiwana said swachhta survekshan is based on community participation and civic body will be able to get better ranking if all residents will participate therefore they have sought support from schools as well.




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