Pro Rural Dimapur launched” Project Waste to Gold”, supported by SBI Foundation at Model Colony Sumi Fellowship Hall, Purana Bazar Dimapur with Shri. Thejavizo Nakhro, EAC Chumoukedima as the Chief Guest on 24th November, 2017. Below are the main activities and updates on Project Waste to Gold:
Pro Rural started waste collection from the project site on 4th December. Wastes are collected every alternate day early in the morning. Besides the driver and helpers, workers/volunteers were placed in every ward/locality that helps in collecting and loading the waste into the pick-up truck. Wastes were collected at designated pick up point from Model Colony. Now, the locality has remarkably improved on cleanliness and a sense of discipline among the people is observed. The people have become habituated in storing their waste properly and giving it to the collection truck.
Starting from 4th December, Pro Rural staff carried out door to door awareness programmes and distribution of Pledge card. To make it more effective, the awareness programmes was carried out house-to-house. During house-to-house awareness activities, the Pro Rural team explains the basic of waste management and benefits of segregation of waste at source to the residence and also makes them sign on the pledge card not to litter or throw waste in the open.
Volunteers Purana Bazaar
The project work consists of collecting waste every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, after which it is taken to the composting plant for segregation and composting. Under this project, there are driver for the pick up trcuck, helper, waste collection and segregating volunteers and waste compost workers. Each employee is equipped with proper protective gears like hand Gloves, Boots, uniforms and working implements and tools.
Mini Community Compost Plant
Pro Rural started Segregation of Waste and composting at the Mini Compost plant set up for the Project Waste to Gold at Naga United Village, 4th Mile Dimapur in the month of February 2018. A Mini Community Compost Plant was constrcuted and unemploed youths from nearby localities are employed for segregation and composting activities at the compost plant.