Concerted effort for waste management

Tiruchi Corporation has sought the support of religious leaders for efficient management of waste by prevailing upon followers to follow best practices.

Commissioner S. Sivasubramanian and City Health Officer A. Jagganathan visited P. Jayaraman, Joint Commissioner of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, pastor Asirvatham, Tiruchi Centre Pentecostal Mission, to seek their cooperation in the mission for successful waste management.

Mr. Jagganathan said the plan was made as the public would abide by instructions from religious heads. ‘It is part of a strategy to target large gathering of people. We have spoken to school children and will identify Swacch Ambassadors among them,’ he said.

Four key aspects of waste management: segregation, avoid use of single-use plastics, rainwater harvesting and maintenance of local cleanliness. ‘Priests will stress on these factors while preaching in churches. Signboards will be placed at mosques and temples which will state that ‘with god as a witness, I will practise these habits.’ We believe that people will take the message more seriously this way,’ he said.

The civic body has also approached the district administration and the Commissioner of Police for their cooperation. Collector S. Sivarasu has assured that waste segregation will be done seamlessly by government officials. He said that sanitary inspectors from each local body have been asked to provide regular compliance reports. Commissioner of Police, A. Amalraj, has assured that the police families will cooperate, Mr. Jagannathan said.

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