‘Swachhotsav – 2023: Rally for Garbage Free Cities’ was organized in New Delhi by MoHUA in collaboration with GIZ, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection; UNEP and UN Habitat, as part of India’s celebration of the International Day of Zero Waste 2023.
The event saw discussions on good practices in Circularity in Garbage Free Cities, Women and Youth for GFC, Business and Tech for GFC, was attended by over 350 delegates including Mayors, Commissioners, Mission Directors, Business and Tech experts, women & youth leading sanitation, technical institutions and development partners.
Mr Manoj Joshi, Secretary, MoHUA commended the role of women’s leadership in ensuring circularity of waste management and implementing a zero-waste approach turning waste into valuable resources. He stressed the need to upscale Self-help groups to a professional level so as to ensure higher income generation for these groups. Further, from ‘Women-in garbage management’ to ‘women-led garbage free cities’ are showing desired results in tune with the vision of our Hon’ble Prime Minister.
The Minister applauded the Mayors and Commissioners of cities, who had signed the ‘Swachhata Ke Navratna’ pledge for Garbage Free Cities and hoped that they would disseminate the message of ‘Garbage Free Cities’ to every citizen in their cities.
Disclaimer: This article is taken from a press release issued by MOHUA.