As a part of World Environment Day Celebrations, 2023 “Solutions to Plastic Pollution,” EPTRI & TSPCB conducted One day workshop on “Innovative and Cost Effective Solid Waste Management Practices and Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2016”. The workshop was inaugurated by Sri Arvind Kumar,IAS, Special Chief Secretary, MA&UD & Commissioner, HMDA. Smt A.Vani Prasad, IAS ,Prl. Secretary to Govt. of Telangana & Director General, welcomed the Guests. The Special invitee for the workshop was Dr. N.Satyanarayana, IAS, C&DMA. The participants for the workshop are Municipal Commissioners, Environmental Engineers and Sanitary Inspectors of ULBs in the State.
Sri Arvind Kumar, IAS , Special Chief
Secretary, MA&UD & Commissioner, HMDA stated that the Government of
Telangana has taken several initiatives in the area of Solid Waste Management
(SWM) including plastic waste. He appreciated the efforts of Municipal
Commissioners in the area of Solid Waste Management and wished that the outcome
of the workshop will further enhance the capabilities of the municipalities in
further fine tuning the SWM towards low cost solutions.
Smt A.Vani Prasad, IAS ,
Prl. Secretary to Govt. of Telangana &
Director General, EPTRI stated that the resource efficiency and circular
economy are the need of the hour and she further stated that EPTRI has
established Waste Recycling Complex (WRC) and will help the Municipalities in
establishing similar centres for ensuring Zero waste concept.
Dr. N.Satyanarayana, IAS , C&DMA stated that Zero waste concept may be implemented in Gated Communities and looks forward to low cost solution for the waste management.