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Gandipet NGO doing its bit for pollution-free city
Gandipet Welfare Society also invited by the CM of Andhra Pradesh Jaganmohan Reddy to make recommendations on cleaning up several canals of Vijayawada. GWS team is now on the advisory board for cleanup of Krishna and Godavari canals
Rajendranagar: To make people know more about their role and responsibilities towards protecting the environment, the Gandipet Welfare Society (GWS), a NGO working on making the city garbage free, organised a 'Swachh Run' at a park opposite Golconda resort, Gandipet, on Saturday. Adding momentum to the campaign of making city garbage-free city, renowned shuttler P V Siddhu turned up at the event and lit the fervor among the participants.
Speaking on the occasion, the secretary of Gandipet Welfare Society (GWS), Godala Arvind Reddy, said that "the society has been working on waste management through zero waste concept. Society so far has organized several events such as Swachh Gandipet and Haritha Haram programmes during the last five years, highlighting the importance of a pollution-free atmosphere."
The society has formed many waste management units around the city such as Gandipet, Khanapur, and also in Aziznagar, Yenkepally and Conoor (Nilgiris). Arvind Reddy added that if the waste was segregated at source, it would become a fertiliser resource. "Our units collectively process almost 5000 kilograms of waste every day and provide service to 4,500 families. Our Khanapur unit also processes waste from two large IT corporates.
Our aim is to build a society with many such units which produce no waste, so as to accomplish our dream of clean and green environment," he said. "Our team was also invited by the CM of Andhra Pradesh Jaganmohan Reddy to make recommendations on cleaning up several canals of Vijayawada. GWS team is now on the advisory board for cleanup of Krishna and Godavari canals. As a pilot project, cleaning of first 4 km will be taken up soon.
This is a big milestone for the team as they are now getting recognition from other states too for their determination in making cities free from all sort of grime," said Vrinda Chauhan, an executive committee member. MLA Prakash Goud, Dr T K Sridevi, Director of Municipal Administration, GWS president Vippulancha Venugopal, vice-president Rajashree Pinnamaneni, treasurer Sheetal Parmar were among others who turned up for the event.