Ferozepur becomes first district in Punjab to start electronic waste management project


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Ferozepur, December 20, 2017: In a major step, Ferozepur has become the first district in the state to start the electronic waste management project, under which the -administration has installed collection points, where people would be able to drop their damaged electronic devices for further recycling.

DC Ramvir said that under the “Swatch Bharat Mission”, the project is being implemented by the Municipal council, Ferozepur and it is only 6th project across the nation. He further said that more than 50 collection boxes have been installed at public places like bus stand, Railway station, Deputy Commissioner office, SSP office, Electroric shops and offices of Local bodies in the MC Area. To aware the people about the use of this project, the district administration has decided to start awareness campaign in education institutions and public places. Besides that NGOs across the district also to 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 that generally people leave electronic wastage along with normal wastage which further effects the soil health as elements like led, zink, copper turned these electronic wastage into harmful wastage in the soil.

Expressing satisfaction on the initial success of the project, they informed that till now more than 100 KG electronic wastage has been collected from the collection points, which would be disbursed to the concerned companies for recycling.

Seeking cooperation from the people for its grand success, Deputy Commissioner has said that the district administration would further expand the project in other parts of the district in next 2 months.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017