A massive campaign involving officials, teachers, members of self-help group federations and residents will be launched soon by the GVMC as a forerunner to its implementation of decentralised solid waste management programme. In the new SWM, wet and dry garbage will be collected at the doorstep of residents for disposal in each of the zones.

In each zone an official each from Town Planning, Public Health, Revenue, Engineering and Urban Community Development are picked up to form six teams. Besides, a nodal officer is appointed for each zone to pursue various proposals and clear bottlenecks at various levels leading to the final implementation.

Besides, 15 teachers working as mandal resource persons have been selected in consultation with the School Education Department authorities and 15 teachers from corporation schools. “The teachers have been told clearly about the training they have to undertake in schools and colleges and only those who are interested have been selected,” Additional Commissioner (Finance) P. Purnachandra Rao told The Hindu on Thursday.

The list of schools, including private schools numbering 900, junior colleges and colleges has been obtained from the authorities concerned. Under the leadership of the Deputy Education Officer, the Supervisor of Schools, the Project Officer of Balyam and the Director of Sports they will cover all the educational institutions.

To cover households, 60 women of slum-level self-help group federations have been selected. They will campaign among SHG members. The zone-level team will be deployed among various sections to set up their own composting or roof-top biogas plants. Each of them will cover different sections of people.

The modules that are prepared to train various groups are awaiting a final nod by Joint Director of Municipal Administration S. Khader Saheb who has successfully implemented the SWM at Suryapet in Nalgonda district.

“Once the modules are ready, the various groups that will be involved in the campaign will be trained for a day or two. After that they will fan out and take up the campaign for a fortnight setting the stage for the final launch,” Mr. Purnachandra Rao said. The dates are not yet finalised.

Residents will also be involved with a senior citizen, a student and an SHG member forming a team for 50 houses. They will be primarily overseeing whether the wet and dry garbage is being picked up as per the route map finalised for every 300 houses.

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