Special Correspondent

VELLORE: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), Kenya, has selected the initiative of Exnora Green Cross (EGC), Vellore, as one among the 329 “Good Practices” selected throughout the world. The selection was made by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the UN-HABITAT, which met in Weihai, China, in September 2006. Out of a total of 715 practices, the TAC has also selected 126 ‘Best Practices’ and 116 ‘Promising Practices’.

According to a communication received by C. Srinivasan, president of EGC, the TAC process was a culmination of 10 months of receiving entries and validation by a network of institutions and partners.

All selected practices would be featured on the ‘Best Practices Database’. From 1996 to 2006, over 2,700 good and best practices from 140 countries had been compiled on the database. Through its global network of partners, ‘Best Practices’ are analysed with a view to extracting lessons that others could learn from and incorporate into their own work.

Mr. Srinivasan told The Hindu that the honour that EGC has got was for the solid waste management projects which it helped implement in various places including the Vellore Municipality, VIT University and Sri Narayani Peedam, Thirumalaikkodi near Vellore.