Earth Day Week: IMC Ladies’ Wing install sanitary pad vending and disposal machines
They installed sanitary pad vending and incinerator machines in the BMC Primary and Secondary School located in ColabaUpdated: Apr 28, 2018 01:03 IST
In order to continue the efforts of conserving of the environment on Earth Day’s week and to promote the Swachh Bharat Mission, the Project and Environment Committee of the ladies’ wing of the Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC) installed sanitary pad vending and incinerator machines in the BMC Primary and Secondary School located in Colaba.
Ms. Kunti Oza, co-chairperson, Project and Environment Committee, said, “The sanitation campaign in India has brought about a welcome change in the improvement of sanitation facilities in institutions such as schools, anganwadis, health centers, among others. “
She further added, “Disposal of waste is becoming a serious problem, and both biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste can prove hazardous to health, if proper and complete disposal is not done.”
Oza talked about addressing the problem of sanitary napkin disposal through cost-effective technology.
“In schools especially, disposal of sanitary cloth and sanitary napkins in girls’ toilets is a big problem. There is, thus an imminent need to address this important sanitary waste disposal effectively especially in terms of developing cost effective and simple technology for composite waste disposal for schools,” she said.
The sanitation project was launched by Raell Padamsee – Indian theatre personality and CEO and Managing Director of Academy for Creative Excellence (ACE) Productions, who was the chief guest of the event. Ms. Harshita Narvekar, a south Mumbai corporator, was also present at the event.
Speaking at the occasion, Padamsee stated, “It is the responsibility of every girl student to use the machine wisely for their own betterment and to take advantage of the new technology that is available to betterment of their health.”
“This is our first trial, if the project works well then we shall implement it in other BMC schools as well,” said Oza.
First Published: Apr 28, 2018 01:03 IST