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Gadwal focuses on wiping out plastic waste from its villages

Gadwal focuses on wiping out plastic waste from its villagesGadwal Collector K Shashanka inspecting the plastic waste collection in one of the villages in the district on Friday
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Collector Shashanka says the plastic waste from every village will be collected and sent to recycling centres.

Gadwal: The Gadwal district administration is contemplating to declare the district free from plastics and accordingly, charted an action plan to collect the plastic waste materials like plastic bags, bottles and others from every locality in the district.

Informing about the plan to declare Gadwal free of plastic, District Collector K Shashanka said that as part of 30-day action plan programme of the government to improve cleanliness and promote greenery and improve facilities in villages, the district administration has laid special focus on getting rid of plastics.

"We have taken up an awareness programme on the ill-effects of plastics among the villagers. Not just providing awareness, but we have also given clear instructions to the concerned local officials to collect the plastic garbage and fill it into bags and send the same to the recycling centres. Our goal is to make villages free of plastics. I am hopeful that in the next 30 days we will be able to achieve this goal and definitely declare Gadwal free of plastics," said Shashanka.

As part of the action plan, the District Collector conducted a video conference and interacted with the village authorities and directed them to take up the collection of plastic garbage and fill it into bags. "Every village will record as to how many kilograms of plastic waste is being collected and accordingly, the so collected waste will be sent to a nearby recycling centre," the Collector said. Apart from focusing on plastics, the district administration has also planned to take up other development programmes like setting up of dumping yards and identification of land for construction of cremation grounds in the villages. The district administration has already directed the concerned local leaders to identify government lands or procure private lands or lands donated by philanthropists for the construction of cremation grounds.

"we are moving with a detailed action plan. After its completion, we will ensure that village has individual household latrines, good roads, better school premises and school buildings, dumping yards, cremation grounds and Anganwadi buildings, and all these would be geo-tagged, mapped and recorded into the revenue records," informed the Gadwal Collector.

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