Association in Chennai conducts awareness on source segregation

Muthulakshmi Nagar Welfare Association members taking a pledge about source segregation held in the neighbourhood recently.

Members of Chitlapakkam Muthulakshmi Nagar Welfare Association conducted a campaign to create awareness on waste / garbage segregation at source and to not throw them on the road.

Association president L Sundararaman presided over the meeting in the presence of vice-presidents V Ramajeyam and V L Narasimhan.

In his welcome address, association secretary D R Shivakumar requested the chief guest and Chitlpakkam Town Panchayat Executive Officer M Venkatesan to ensure that the panchayat collects through lorry the garbage and waste like plantain trees, coconut leaves on roads regularly at least once in 10 days.

Shivakaumar also assured that the members will not throw garbage on the road and do source segregation. Venkatesan formally launched source segregation and in his address

informed the members about the steps taken to remove garbage dumped in the lake area. To prevent further dumping of garbage in the lake area, source segregation is a must, he said.

Venkatesan said the basic needs of street light repair and garbage collection from roads by lorry will be done regularly. He also appreciated the efforts taken by the association for the erection of banners at a few places to educate the public to not to throw garbage on the road, and he inaugurated one such banner.

M Suryaprakash of Hand In Hand also attended the meet and assured that house-to-house garbage will be collected daily and explained how to segregate waste.

Association joint secretary S Sekar, assistant treasurer S Venkatesan and a large number of members attended the event.
A pledge assuring that garbage will not be thrown on the road and source segregation of garbage will be done by members of the association was read out by association treasurer R M Easwaran.

At the end of the meeting, pamphlets were distributed to houses and nearby shops to make them aware of source segregation.

Balasubramani Muniyandi