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MAKING A POINT: Deputy Commissioner M. Maheshwar Rao speaking at a workshop on `Management of hazardous industrial waste' in Mangalore on Tuesday. Photo: R. Eswarraj
MAKING A POINT: Deputy Commissioner M. Maheshwar Rao speaking at a workshop on `Management of hazardous industrial waste' in Mangalore on Tuesday. Photo: R. Eswarraj

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  • Workshop held on management of industrial waste
  • Civic bodies, social workers urged to create awareness

    MANGALORE: Society cannot isolate itself from the problem of management and disposal of garbage, particularly those hazardous to nature and human habitations. Scientific knowledge and proper methods of disposal should be adopted, Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada M. Maheshwara Rao said here on Tuesday.

    Inaugurating a one-day workshop on "Management of hazardous industrial waste," held under the aegis of the district administration, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and the District Small Industries' Association, Mr. Rao said that the aim should be to achieve controlled garbage production, safe disposal, management and recycling.

    Special care should be taken in the disposal of polyurethane bags, heavy plastics, water-soluble pollutants and gaseous effluents from industrial establishments.

    Mr. Rao said it was important to know how and where the garbage was being disposed of. For this, better civic sense should prevail among people, and civic bodies and social workers should create such awareness.

    People should also cooperate with regulatory bodies such as the pollution control board and civic authorities to control pollution, he added.

    President of the District Small Industries' Association U. Gopinath Mallya, presided over the inaugural function.

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