The Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC) on Friday launched a zero waste management initiative, aimed at ensuring cleanliness and hygiene in Navanagar.
Hubli-Dharwad Mayor Pandurang Patil inaugurated a zero waste management centre near the municipal garden in the area.
The initiative has been launched in association with the Rotary Club.
A host of elected representatives, including Chandrakanth Bellad, MLA; councillors Chandrashekhar Managundi, Rajanna Koravi, and Rajanna Koravi; office-bearers of the Rotary Club; and HDMC Commissioner K.V. Trilok Chandra were present.
The emphasis is on ensuring 100 per cent door-to-door garbage collection and segregation of biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste at the originating point i.e., households, shops and other establishments.
Once the segregation is done, the biodegradable waste will be used to produce vermicompost.
From the non-biodegradable waste, recyclable waste will be separated and sent for recycling and the remaining will be dispatched to the dumpyards maintained by the municipal corporation.
Dr. Trilok Chandra said that Rotary Club of Navanagar would hold awareness programmes for the public and pourakarmikas soon.
The HDMC plans to extend the initiative to other localities in the twin cities in phases, said sources.