In a unique initiative taken by Municipal Corporation (MC) under 'Meri LiFE, Mera Swachh Shehar' campaign to promote 'swachhta' and reuse/recycling of waste material, 19 RRR (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) centres have been established across the city.
Local bodies minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar inaugurated one of the centres on Jaimal Singh road in Janta Nagar on Saturday and urged the residents to step forward for donating used/old items at the RRR centres.
MLA Kulwant Singh Sidhu, MC Commissioner Dr Shena Aggarwal, Chairman of Punjab State Cooperative Agricultural Development Bank Suresh Goyal, District Planning Board Chairman Sharanpal Singh Makkar, MC Zonal Commissioner Kulpreet Singh among others also accompanied the minister.
Authorities stated that the campaign 'Meri LiFE, Mera Swachh Shehar' has been launched on the directions of union and state government and residents have already started donating items at the RRR centres.
The aim is not only to manage the waste items, but also to develop the culture of depositing used materials/items/products at RRR centres by the citizens.The campaign will continue till June 5 (World Environment Day) and the residents are urged to donate used/old items/materials at the RRR centres, so that they can be further donated to needy persons/NGOs for reusing and recycling.The centres would remain operational from 7am to 2pm till June 5. The residents can donate used/old clothes, books, electronic items, sports equipment etc.E-rickshaws have also been deputed to make announcements in the city and spread awareness among the residents regarding the campaign.
The residents can also put the products/material in the e-rickshaw and those will then be taken to RRR centres.The residents are also being apprised of the campaign and the activities being taken up by the civic body through social media networks.
The remaining 18 RRR centres situated in different parts of the city were also inaugurated by MLAs Madan Lal Bagga, Gurpreet Bassi Gogi, other public representatives or MC officials on Saturday.
Local bodies minister Dr Nijjar appreciated the civic body for taking the initiative and urged the public to support the authorities. Dr Nijjar stated that this initiative will not only help in managing the solid waste.
MC Commissioner Dr Shena Aggarwal stated that it is a good sign that residents have already started donating items at the RRR centres and we are expecting a overwhelming response in the coming days. Residents can visit the website of MC - mcludhiana.gov.in or follow Municipal Corporation Ludhiana on Facebook and Instagram for more information regarding the campaign.
List of RRR centres
Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Rishi Nagar near Polytechnic College, Haibowal (ward number 78); MRF Jyoti Kendra, Hambran Road (Haibowal) (ward number 81); MRF in Sarabha Nagar near MC Zone D Office (ward number 75); Middha Chowk near Bus Stand (ward number 68); MC Office on Gill Road (Ward number 41); MRF Janta Nagar park on Gill road (Jaimal Singh road - ward number 41); MRF Cheema chowk (ward number 20); MRF Bihari colony (ward number 20); MRF Transport Nagar (ward number 20); MRF Dhandari (ward number 28); MRF Kakka Dhaula (ward number 15); MRF 100 feet road (ward number 22); MRF Metro tyre road (ward number 24); MRF near Near Civil hospital (Jail road); MRF Khwaja Kothi (ward number 64); Hut number 1 near parking lot of MC Zone A office, Mata rani chowk (ward number 64); SDP college for women (ward number 59); MC shed near Chand cinema and Aam Aadmi clinic (ward number 85) and Senior Citizen Park, Salem Tabri (ward number 89).