Workshop on Waste segregation and composting: Palam Apartment, Dwarka

"जब तक आप अपनी समस्याओं एंव कठिनाइयों की वजह दूसरों को मानते है, तब तक आप अपनी समस्याओं एंव कठिनाइयों को मिटा नहीं सकते|"

Success story of Bengaluru
Citizens take the initiative

Efforts by people and backing of the administration have scripted success stories Bengaluru has a tradition of home and community garbage management. It has a vibrant terrace gardening culture. There are 5,000 terrace gardens in the city, all of which are based on home composting, says B N Vishwanath of non-profit Organic Terrace Gardens. Initiatives such as My Clean Malleshwaram (MCM) in the locality have been creating awareness on the need to segregate and manage wet waste at the community level. The landfill crisis of 2012 gave a fillip to such initiatives and people’s awareness on the need to segregate has increased. Poonam Kesari of Daily Dump, which sells home and community composting equipment, says that since the crisis, 15,000 home composting units and 100 community composters have been sold in the city. “There is more awareness across the board, and residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) are now more willing to help,” she says. Malleshwaram is a classic example of waste management by people with help from the administration. With the joint effort of MCM, local MLA C M Ashwath Narayan and BBMP, at least half of Malleshwaram’s waste is being segregated at source. “We started about eight years ago, but new laws and backing from the MLA have been an enormous boost,” says V N Sandhya of MCM. “Some six months ago, we started focusing on door-to-door collection. We drew up maps for 10 out of the 20 blocks in the ward so that the exact collection area of each garbage collecting auto was defined. The collectors were made accountable for visiting each house daily. We also authorised garbage collectors to refuse to collect unsegregated waste.” Work in the remaining 10 blocks will begin in a few months. This, she says, has empowered people and garbage collectors, and brought down garbage dumping on the streets by 60 per cent. Malleshwaram is also perhaps the only ward where sanitary waste is collected separately. At least 1.2 tonnes monthly is disposed of at an incineration facility at a local hospital. About eight tonnes of wet waste is sent to Karnataka Compost Development Corporation for composting every two to three days. Former waste picker I Ambika, who runs Malleshwaram’s dry waste collection centre, says the centre receives 18 tonnes of waste per month, most of which comes from garbage collectors. She employs four waste segregators, and at the end of the day, Ambika and her husband Ayappan earn `300 each as wage. Community composting is being done with great vigour in apartments. In Someshwarapure locality, residents of Salarpuria Cambridge Residency have set up a wet waste composting plant at a cost of `1.5 lakh with help from Daily Dump. “All 55 families in the building are now segregating waste. The compost is used in the common garden or sold to residents and neighbours for their personal gardens,” says Shraddha Prabhu Kumar, president of the RWA. “The maintenance cost is just about `4,500 per month, which comes to less than `100 per family.” Eighty per cent of garbage segregation problem can be managed at source if all apartments in the city are retrofitted with community composters, says Kesari. “It would be a much quicker and cheaper solution than some of the huge facilities being set up by BBMP.” Ramakanth, who has a small biogas plant and a terrace kitchen garden in his house, says, “One of the recommendations of the expert committee set up by the Karnataka High Court was to exempt domestic biogas plants from VAT and provide soft loans, but that has not been done.”

Why is Segregation important?????? 

Segregation is important because : 

1. If the waste is not separated properly, it all gets mixed up in landfills. The dangers of this is that they all leak after a period of time, resulting in leachate or toxic soup at the bottom, which can contaminate ground water and release explosive methane gas. 

2. Methane is a green house gas, which ultimately leads to climate change, extreme climates and droughts. We can see the impact already in the world. 

3. Segregation protects health. When ragpickers put their hands into the waste to clean it up, it results in cuts that further leads to infections, resulting deterioration of a ragpicker’s health. Hence, it becomes our responsibility to help these ragpickers by carefully segregating the waste that is generated at our homes. • When the waste is not separated properly it leads to less recycling because it is not easy to remove materials for recycling. 

4. Bio-Degradable Waste (Organic Waste or Kitchen Waste) • Vegetable , Fruits , Flowers , Leaves from garden,  Wood shavings, pencil shavings 

5. Non-Bio Degradable Waste • Plastics • Paper • Glass • Metal • Frooti , and other tetrapacks • Ponche ka purana kapra • Aluminium foil 

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Thanx to Mr. Gulshan, President-Palam Appt and Mr. Nangia, Secretary-Palam Appt for conducting this workshop for the betterment of society. Residents were enthusiastic after learning method at indivdual and community level. 

इस दुनिया में असंभव कुछ भी नहीं| हम वो सब कर सकते है, जो हम सोच सकते है और हम वो सब सोच सकते है, जो आज तक हमने नहीं सोचा|

"Together we will, we can"

Venue : Palam Apartments, Plot-7,Sector 5, Dwarka
Date: 18 Sep 2016

Dwarka Forum's Eco Warrior's :

  • Ms Swarna Latha
  • Ms Sudha Raj
  • Ms Madhuri Varshney

Delhi Metro under Phase-III created with the intention of covering key institutions

Delhi Metro under Phase-III created with the intention of covering key institutions

Once operational, Phase III of the Delhi Metro will prove to be blessing for college-going students.
The new corridors will connect five major universities in the National Capital Region (NCR), none of which enjoy metro connectivity at present.

The 38-kilometre long Magenta Line, which will connect West Delhi’s Janakpuri (West) with Botanical Garden in Noida, will cover as many as four universities — Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jamia Milia Islamia and Amity University.

“The route of the new corridors under Phase-III were created with the intention of covering key institutions. JNU has about 5,500 students, IIT has around 5,600, and Jamia has approximately 15,000 students, who constitute a huge chunk of metro commuters. We wanted to provide them with seamless travel,” said a metro official.

While IIT will have access to a dedicated station by the same name, Amity University will have the Okhla Bird Sanctuary station adjacent to its campus. The Munirka station will come up close to the JNU campus, while Jamia Milia Islamia station will benefit from a station of the same name.
Delhi University, too, will not be left behind. The 58.5-km-long Pink Line, which is the longest metro corridor that connects Majlis Park with Shiv Vihar, will have a dedicated station for the South Campus. “For the first time, South Campus will also come under metro connectivity. A station called Durga Bai Deshmukh South Campus will come up near the Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma (ARSD) College.

Current status
At present, the Delhi Metro connects DU’s North Campus through the Vishwavidyalaya station. It also offers connectivity to other DU colleges like Lady Shri Ram College (Kailash Colony station), Dyal Singh College (JLN Stadium station), Deshbandhu College (Nehru Place), and Indraprastha College For Women (Civil Lines).

The new campus of Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University in Sector 16, Dwarka, and the Indian Law University are connected through the Dwarka Sector 13 and Sector 14 stations of the Blue Line. Also, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) is connected through the Dwarka Mod station of the Blue Line.

The route of the new corridors
under Phase-III were created with the intention of covering key institutions
At present, the metro connects DU’s North Campus through
the Vishwavidyalaya station on Yellow Line

Link for :

Source : The Hindu

Dwarka Forum's Eco warriors at Brahma Apartments Sector 7, Dwarka

Another society, Brahma Apartment Sector 7, Dwarka received demo on Garbage segregation and Composting from team Dwarka Forum (Eco warriors).

Residents want its next generation to be free from many diseases such as malaria, dengu and chicungunia (MCD) :). They showed strong will for community level garbage segregation and composting.

What about your society? write us or mail us at to become Zero Waste Society.

Venue : Brahma Apartments, Sector 7, Dwarka
Date: 17 Sep 2016

Dwarka Forum's Eco Warrior's :
  • Ms Swarna Latha
  • Ms Sudha Raj
  • Ms Geeta Dutt
  • Ms Madhuri Varshney
  • Mr Anoop Rohera

Special Thanks to Mr. Munish Kundra , Other MC members and all Residents of Brahma Apartments.

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