Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a part of the World Bank group, organised the first stakeholder workshop Friday to deliberate on strategic solutions for making Bhubaneswar e-waste free.
Held on the Infosys campus at Info City, Patia, the Clean e-Bhubaneswar Project brought together government, private sectors and the academia.
In the backdrop of Bhubaneswar witnessing a surge in consumption of electronic gadgets and electrical appliances in the past decade, the project assumes significance.
The project aims to minimise the hazardous effects of unscientific way of recycling e-waste and develop a sustainable model for e-waste management in the city with the goal of establishing a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the local government entities, including BMC, State Pollution Control Board, IT Department and the private sector.
The Clean e-Bhubaneswar Project is a part of the IFC-European Union Eco-Cities Programme. The Eco-Cities India is a multi-year climate-change focused programme aligned with Government of India’s Smart Cities initiative. It is structured around designated ‘Smart Cities’ – Bhubaneswar, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Pune.
The implementation of the project is being undertaken by the consortium of Sofies Sustainability Leaders Pvt. Ltd. and city-based Siddha Development Research and Consultancy.
The consortium will focus on establishing an effective e-waste collection system in the city to ensure proper channelisation of e-waste, generating awareness and developing a sustainable e-waste ecosystem in the city. It would also address another important aspect of integrating the informal sector by creating appropriate linkages with formal e-waste supply chain, leading to a profitable business value proposition in local recycling and processing of e-waste.
The workshop has spread awareness on the official Clean E-Bhubaneswar Project website. Companies and residents can visit the Clean E-Bhubaneswar initiative website http://www.cleanebhubaneswar.in/ or call the toll-free number 1800-120-2723 to request a free pickup of e-waste.
1,050 total views, 3 views today
Kolimati: Amid allegations of large-scale irregularities in ration card distribution, scores of poor tribals in Kolimati panchayat under Anandapur block in Keonjhar district have been left out of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) coverage.The tribal people alleged that though … Continue reading
14,658 total views, 7,265 views today
Nayagarh: A history-sheeter was shot at by the police during an encounter on Nayagarh (Autonomous) College road late Monday night, police said Tuesday. Suresh Rout (38) of Poibadi village in Daspalla block of the district sustained critical injuries after the … Continue reading
14,716 total views, 7,236 views today
Bhadrak: The progress of toilet construction under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) has been tardy in Jagannathprasad panchayat under Basudevpur block in this district, as funds have not been made available to beneficiaries even eight months after the work orders … Continue reading
14,709 total views, 7,202 views today
Koraput: The cultural link between Orissa and Maharashtra dates back to ancient times and people of both the regions played a crucial role in nation building, said Central University-Koraput vice-chancellor Sachchidananda Tuesday at the varsity’s Sunabeda campus. He said this … Continue reading
14,872 total views, 7,226 views today