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| Last Updated::27/02/2017

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Half Day Symposium on the occasion of National Cleanliness Day

On the occasion of National Cleanliness Day IIPS, POP-ENVIS conducted Half Day Symposium on Jan 30, 2017 at New Presentation Hall in IIPS campus, Deonar, Mumbai. The principal objective of this event was to create knowledge and capacity building for the students, reasearches etc. on issues related to Waste Management and Swachh Bharat.

Inaugural session:

The Event was inaugurated with lighting the lamp by Dr. Laishram Ladu Singh (Professor and Head, Department of Mathematical Demography & Statistics) along with Shri.T.K Bandopadhyay (Guest Speaker) , Dr. R.B. Bhagat (Professor and Head, Department of Migration & Urban Studies), Dr. Sayeed Unisa (Professor) and Dr. Dhananjay W.Bansod, Pop-Envis Coordinator, IIPS, Mumbai.



Dr. Dhananjay W. Bansod, Coordinator POP-ENVIS, welcomed guest speaker, professors & all the listeners and, elaborated the objectives of the event and introduced the speakers. He gave brief talk about ENVIS and POP-ENVIS activities.



Guest lecturer Shri. T. K. Bandopadhyay project coordinator of ICPE-ENVIS gave a very informative lecture on “Waste Management”. He explained that 1st ever report on Solid Waste Management in Class 1 Cities in India was reflected in 1999. followed by First Gazette Notification on Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 of GoI (MoEF). He showed the detailed statistics of MSW which includes Plastics Waste in Landfill variation from 2001 and 2013 also explained the composition of waste which are dumped in landfill. The major source of plastic waste comes from different location such as disposal site, street dumping, vegetable markets, commercial complex etc. He also explained our students, researchers regarding the characterization of Solid waste at Deonar landfill area in Mumbai; Provided information about recycling statistics in India and what is the percentage of plastic waste generated in MSW. Now Plastics are 100% recyclable in India, if managed properly. He showed some glimpse of equipment, mechanical process which are involved in recycling plastics. They are successfully running the plant in New Delhi colony under zero waste project “Plastic Waste to Fuel” and showed glimpse of plants which are located in various region in India and running positively for achieving their goal.

He explained how government has directed to use plastic in road development and the best example of that ICPE Envis showed was Prof V S Agashe Road Dadar (Mumbai) and Bidyasagar Street- Kalyani (West Bengal). Lastly explained a true picture of wealth from waste.



Dr. R. B. Bhagat (Professor and Head, Department of Migration & Urban Studies) gave a lecture on “Swachh Bharat”. He explained that Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan concept is not a new term to India. It has been also used by earlier preceding government in India. Earlier, there were programmes like Total Sanitation Programme, Nirmal Bharat Abhiyaan, and Central Rural Sanitation Programme etc. In present scenario, only the name of the programme have been changed from Nirmal Bharat Abhiyaan to Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. Sanitation is not a single term or component, it is combined of three most important things: 1) availability and accessibility of water 2) proper drainage facility 3) handwashing after defecation. These three component together form complete sanitation word. As per facts and figures, 83 district in India is “Free from Open Defecation” and 3 states achieved open defecation free status i.e. Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, and Kerala. It’s very important to note that the swachh bharat abhiyaan can be achieved not by availability of toilet, but it can only be achieved by the proper use of the toilet. Accessing tap water and timing of water accessibility is also important component of this. India’s current present Prime Minister is running programme like Ganga Clean Programme which basically about the cleaning of river Ganga. But until and unless it couldn’t be a successful one if it will be an integrated programmes. Other cities situated at the bank of river like Kanpur, Patna, Lucknow should also be cleaned to achieve Ganga Clean Programme. He concluded that sanitation is not only pysical (infrastructural) but includes social aspects.



Q & A session:

Students researches; staff member has asked various question to both the speakers.



Lastly prize distribution of painting competition which was conducted by IIPS, POP-ENVIS during 19th - 20th December 2016 on the occasion of Save Soil Day and National Pollution Control Day. Winners were awarded with certificates and prizes. We have also exhibited all the painting from inter-school competition for students, staffs and other visitors to see.



School students sharing their experience regarding the event. Lastly the vote of thanks was given by Pop-Envis Staff. She thanked both the experts for their lectures over the topic and valuable time they have dedicated to make this event successful. She also thanked students, faculties and Staff members and congratulated all the participants who are directly and indirectly helped in successful completion of the event.


Compiled By: POP-ENVIS Team