“The Greatest Threat to our Environment is the Belief that Someone else will Save it”…
Trust me, a single person cannot! All of us need to come together to preserve the beauty of Mother Nature, who has been catering to our needs for ever since the beginning of the world. In a bid to encourage people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced India’s biggest waste management campaign to be launched in 4000 Indian cities on the upcoming World Environment Day that is June 5. This announcement was made by the PM on his programme ‘Mann ki Baat’ last week.
But that’s not all! Stressing on the importance of effective waste management for good health, the PM allotted colorful bins for dumping wastes of all kinds. The idea behind introducing ‘blue and green’ dustbins is to generate awareness on different types of wastes in the Indian society.
PM Modi, who’s an ardent follower of Bapu, launched the famous ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission, around three years back. Surprisingly, the drive produced positive outcomes in the form of better sanitary conditions in the city. This time too, the PM is hopeful that the new movement will bring the country one step closer to achieving Mahatma Gandhi’s dreams.
According to PM Modi, garbage is not just waste, but it should be regarded as a resource that needs to be utilized properly to generate wealth. By practicing waste management, we can reduce garbage content in the country and derive useful products from waste.
Taking a powerful step in this direction, the Indian prime minister will launch India’s biggest waste management campaign under which, two types of dustbins—green and blue, will be placed in various cities, districts and municipalities. The green dustbins will accommodate liquid garbage whereas the blue ones will contain solid dry waste.
These colored dustbins are being introduced to speed up the process of waste segregation by garbage pickers. Encouraging the masses to join this endeavor, the PM quoted Mumbai’s Versova beach and Jammu’s Reasi block as examples of successful public participation. The natives of Mumbai continuously toiled for 80 to 90 weeks. Consequently, within just one and a half years, the natives extracted tons of waste products, which turned Versova beach cleaner and more beautiful than ever.
To our surprise, the mission was not a government drive, but an individual step started by native resident of Mumbai Mr. Afroz Shah. Shah implemented this idea in October 2015. Gradually many people joined it. Considering Shah’s notable contribution to environment and the country, he received the ‘Champion of the Earth award’ by UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme).
Likewise, due to native efforts, the Reasi block of Jammu & Kashmir turned into an ‘open defecation free’ (ODF) region.
Such examples motivate us to take up challenges, move ahead in life and accomplish important objectives. Keeping this in mind, we encourage all citizens to join the ‘massive waste management’ drive because,
“A Better Environment today will help us build a Better Tomorrow”…