Bhubaneswar: Sand Art created for awareness on waste segregation

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in association with the State Bank of India (SBI) has created another stunning sand art on the premises of Main Branch of the Pubic Sector Bank at Unit-1 the Capital City today to promote awareness regarding ‘Swachhata’, especially to sensitize residents on source segregation of waste for effective management of Micro Composting Centres (MCCs) at ward level.

Waste segregation at source improves collection efficiency and leads to better processing of waste. Hence, the objective of creating this art piece is to aware the city residents to segregate waste on their own at home before handing it over to the BMC Safaiwalas.

The 12-feet height and 10-feet width sand art was created as part of Swachh Survekshan-2022 observed in different cities of the country as part of Swachh Survekshan-2022. This is the second sand art created by renowned sand sculptor Subal Maharana who is also a staff of SBI along with is team.

The first sand art was curated in the premises of Local head Office (LHO) of State Bank of India yesterday and it was jointly inaugurated by BMC’s Deputy Commissioner, Sanitation, Suvendu Kumar Sahoo and Chef General Manager of LHO , Bhubaneswar SBI, Smt. Vidya Krishnan in presence of several officials and dignitaries of the Civic Body and the bank.

“Through this one-of-its-kind initiative we are aiming to create awareness and promote waste segregation at source for effective process and treat of the waste. It will help Bhubaneswar in achieving the status of zero landfill cities soon,” said Shri Sahoo.

Notably, the Civic Body has engaged safaigadis in different wards to spread awareness on Swachh Survekshan 2022 and Swachhata Pakhawada along with usual collection segregated waste, E-waste, and DHW.

The Civic Body has institutionalized the waste segregation system by setting up a Material Recovery Facility (MRFs) where non-compostable solid waste is stored and then processed at Micro Composting Centers (MCC) for generating organic waste and ensuring zero discharge to the landfill site. Certified, good quality compost – Mo Khata (My Compost) is now available at affordable prices for agricultural use.

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