Changes in Thiruvananthapuram’s SWM agenda announced

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Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation’s current ruling council has cancelled some pet initiatives for strengthening source level waste management that were planned during the previous council’s mandate. The new council said this was due to their inability to be realised.

Bio-composter programmes as part of source-level waste management in homes, ring compost, and ‘green army’ activities were all reported as cancelled due to their inability to be executed. Former mayor V K Prasanth, who is currently the MLA of Vattiyoorkavu, founded the ‘green army’ to promote enviromentally initiatives and raise awareness about the dangers of using plastic.

Additionally, programmes for the distribution of paper and cloth bags, installation of incinerators in schools and institutions, and napkin destroyers in public areas have all been cancelled, reports The Times of India.

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