Emphasising the importance of solid waste management, Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday urged Delhiites to segregate garbage to prevent environmental degradation.
Speaking at the launch of a municipal solid waste segregation programme on the occasion of World Environment Day at Talkatora Stadium here, Mr. Naidu said: “The two most pertinent issues plaguing the world right now are terrorism and climate change. So it is important that we take care of the environment, which has been exploited over the years by cutting trees and polluting rivers.”
The programme, which was attended by New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi as well as representatives of municipal bodies of the National Capital Region, saw Mr. Naidu flag off special vehicles meant to collect segregated garbage.
He also released a comic book about segregation of waste at source meant for school students.
Green and blue buckets
“It is important that the Capital becomes an example for the rest of the country to follow. You cannot be healthy until and unless you adopt green practices. It is imperative that each household, shop and all other places should have the required green and blue dustbins to dispose the wet and dry wastes respectively,” The Minister said.
Source: The Hindu