Social Awareness Programs

Awareness & Public Motivation

It is very essential to understand that SWM is not just the responsibility of the authorities (government/panchayats) rather it requires public participation who should segregate dry and wet waste in bins of different colours placed at various public areas or community bin areas as is prevalent in most developed countries of the world. SWM is an activity in which public participation holds the key to success through awareness and education campaigns conducted by municipal authorities, elected representatives, schools, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), media, trade associations, families, and the public at large. To economically and efficiently operate a waste management programme requires significant cooperation from the waste generators! Namakkal (Tamil Nadu) became garbage free through a 10-point Citizens' Charter with the rigourous adherence of a door-to-door collection of segregated waste thus making the entire town's streets and roads free of garbage, stray animals, etc. over a span of time. In Goa too, the goal of “My Clean & Green Goa” can be achieved when all stakeholders joins hands in unity including domestic and foreign visitors to the state.