Essar Foundation launched its first pilot project on solid waste management in the three villages of Jakhar, Singach and Mithoi on 19 November 2016. As a part of this project, each of these three villages would run the following programmes:
- Awareness drive on solid waste management, stressing on the method and importance
- Collection of waste from individual households
- Segregation of waste into wet and dry
- Disposal of waste in designated areas
The Director of DRDA, Shri. Viren H Pathak, graced the launch as the Chief Guest. He stressed on the importance of cleanliness and how community participation can further this agenda. He also on the multiple government schemes that families can avail of to ensure health and cleanliness within their communities and villages.
In line with the Clean India (Swacch Bhaarat) mission, daily waste collection and disposal will ensure villages are clean and waste disposal is done appropriately. Over time, cleaner surroundings will ensure improved health and better living conditions. The Foundation also plans to replicate this project in other villages.