Seems like the concept of Zero- waste model has embedded in the minds of Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) as after successfully implementing the model at Ranjeet Hanuman temple, IMC is now eyeing at implementing the same at Khajrana Ganesh and Annapurna Temple.
IMC additional commissioner Rajneesh Kasera in a press con said that they plan to get the model implemented at these two temples within a month.
It is said that the zero-waste concept is aimed at reducing the daily generation of waste in the city under the 3R principle and they aim to reduce the city’s waste by at least 50 tonnes a day before the end of this year and it is achievable through this model.
The authorities are said to be working on speeding awareness among citizens, especially bulk generators such as residential societies, hotels, and religious bodies, to ensure on-spot disposal of waste generated on their premises.
The zero-waste concept ensures on-spot disposal of waste generated on the temple premises. While wet waste is treated and converted into compost, dry waste is collected and sold as per market price. Furthermore, the concerned department has already started working with the management of Annapurna Temple and Khajrana Ganesh Temple for proper implementation of the zero-waste model.
This is an excellent start to being self-reliant in terms of handling waste.
Last week, Ranjeet Hanuman temple became Indore’s first temple where zero waste is dumped or handed over to municipal corporation’s garbage collection van. Daily generation of waste at Ranjeet Hanuman is around 80kg which is inclusive of 60kg wet waste and remaining waste items like plastic oil bottles etc weighs around 20kg.
An official with temple management stated that it took almost three to four months for them to implement this model and now they have also restricted single-use plastic items like carrying bags and plastic water bottles.
Also, read our blog on How IMC is Paving towards a Better Future by removing Single-Use Plastic, here