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Residents urged to put waste in separate bins at home

Residents urged to put waste in separate bins at home

Kolkata: The residents of New Town will have to buy the bins which will be used to segregate garbage at source.

The step has been taken to make New Town a clean and green city.

The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has introduced segregation of garbage at source in the vast areas of New Town. It has also been imposed in areas under the Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority.

NKDA had organised a sensitisation camp at Rabindra Tirtha some time ago to create awareness among the residents. Through posters and pictures they were informed about the dry waste and wet waste.

After the day long workshop the residents took part in a walk to create awareness and pledged to segregare garbage at source.

The New Town Kolkata Development Authority will clear wet waste every day while the dry waste will be cleared twice a week.

Senior officials of NKDA said they suggest that in homes the bins with two colours— green for wet waste and white for dry waste should be

kept.

This arrangement has been suggested for to facilitate the domestic helpers who are in the habit of putting both wet and dry waste in the same

bin.

"It will take sometime for the domestic helpers to pick up the new arrangement as people will have to develop a new habit," a senior official said. They said if the waste was not put in the proper bin, the conservancy workers will not pick them up.

The officials explained that in every household waste is put in a bin and now another will be required. NKDA has identified the two categories of waste and through booklet people have been made aware of the new system.

The wet waste will be used for composting.

"It will take some time for the residents to adjust to the new system but once the habit is picked up it will be a major step in the solid waste management.

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