Location: Bhagwanpura Ashram, Ward 5, Rishikesh
Building a responsible model ward in Rishikesh to ensure source segregation
Our team in Rishikesh conducts workshops and training with local residents to increase awareness on the harmful effects of plastic waste in Ganga and how they can play a role in reducing it.
Our team conducted a training session for 19 families living in Bhagwanpura Ashram in ward 5. Through this training, our team spoke about the importance of segregating waste into three categories: wet,dry and hazardous waste. Along with this we also demonstrated easy steps for home composting and managing wet waste within households.
Through this training, our team was able to understand the challenges faced by the community on waste segregation and management such as timings of the collection vehicle and the inability to differentiate between wet and dry waste. Therefore, through this training, we were able to provide them with alternatives such as composting at home and helped them to identify examples of dry, wet and hazardous waste that is generated daily at household level.
Project Aviral aims at creating a model ward in Rishikesh and Haridwar that can adopt a sustainable and responsible waste management system that can be replicated across wards. Through these training, we build the capacities of the local residents to be aware of the increasing plastic waste in Ganga and participate actively to reduce the same.