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Updated: November 26, 2013 15:45 IST

T. Nagar localities try to go zero waste

T. Madhavan
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Residents of Sarathy Street and Padmanabha Street take part in a programme on source segregation of garbage. T. Madhavan reports

In a pursuit to make their neighbourhoods zero-waste, residents of Sarathy Street and Padmanabha Street have undergone training in source segregation of garbage.

Sarathy Street and Padmanabha Street Civic Exnora and Samriddhi Foundation has launched a drive which involves showing residents the essentials of waste management, especially source segregation.

In a recent training programme by this collective, residents from around 200 were taught various composting methods.

N. Sriram, a member of the Foundation, who trained the residents, said that the principle advantage of composting was that it was a cost-effective solution for health and environmental issues.

He informed the residents about the willingness of the State Government and the Chennai Corporation to support any initiatives of such nature.

Residents urged the organisation to conduct similar training in other areas of T. Nagar as well.

R. Govindaraj, joint general secretary, Exnora International, Sampath Kumar, president, Sarathy Street and Padmanabha Street Civic Exnora, R. Srinivasa Raghavan and T.R. Srinivasan, secretary and president of Exnora Innovators’ Club T. Nagar North participated in the awareness programme.

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