Ferozepur became the first district in state to start the electronic waste management project
Under the electronic waste management project, the administration will install the collection points where people will be able to drop their damaged electronic devices for further recycling.punjab Updated: Dec 20, 2017 19:49 IST
In a major development, Ferozepur became the first district in state to start the electronic waste management project, under which the administration installed collection points, where people will be able to drop their damaged electronic devices for further recycling.
Deputy commissioner Ramvir said that under Swachh Bharat Mission, the project is being implemented by the Ferozepur municipal council and its the 6th such project across nation.
He further said that more than 50 collection boxes have been installed at public places such as bus stand, railway station, deputy commissioner’s office, SSP’s office, electronic shops and offices of local bodies in the MC area.
To aware people about the use of this project, the district administration has decided to start the awareness campaign in education institutions and public places. Besides that, NGOs across the district will also be engaged in the awareness drive, he added.
Executive officer of the municipal council Parminder Singh and sanitary inspector-cum-nodal officer of the project Sukhpal Singh said people leave electronic waste with normal waste, which further effects the soil health and turns the electronic waste into harmful waste.
Expressing satisfaction on the initial success of the project, they informed, till now more than 100kg electronic waste has been collected from the collection points, which will be given to the concerned companies for recycling.
Seeking cooperation from the people for its grand success, deputy commissioner had said that the district administration will further expand the project in other parts of the district in next two months.
First Published: Dec 20, 2017 19:31 IST