Doon witnesses rise in waste generation during festivals
The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) collected about seven quintals of slaughtered animal waste from residential areas after the celebration of Eid Al-Adha on July 30. The festival of Rakshabandhan was celebrated on August 3 and these two festivals a few days apart also caused a rise in plastic waste generation in the city.
According to the chief municipal health officer Dr Kailash Joshi, the corporation had placed trolleys near all the Muslim dominated localities to ensure the cleanliness in the city amid the celebrations. He said that these trolleys were set up to enable the people to dump the animal waste in a polythene bag after sacrificing the animal. Talking about the disposal process of the waste, Joshi said that such waste is buried in the ground, following a proper procedure, away from the residential area. He said that the corporation does such arrangements during Eid every year to maintain cleanliness in the city. Meanwhile, rise in the plastic waste generation was also noticed on the festival weekend. According to MA Saify from Ramky Company which manages the garbage collection in Dehradun, there was a slight increase in the plastic waste general in comparison to other days due to Eid and Rakshabandhan which was about two per cent of the total garbage.
Wednesday, 05 August 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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