Bhubaneswar, Dec 18 (LocalWire): Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will engage trained swachh sathis in 43 micro composting centres (MCCs) under the urban body, officials said.
They have chosen 185 swachh sathis from 52 wards for field-level awareness campaign and activities.
The swachh sathis will be responsible for creating awareness about segregation, sanitation and waste management to at least 600 families in their respective areas.
Presently, 134 swachh sathis from 39 wards are being trained. While some of them will be attached to the MCCs, others will visit different wards to make people aware about solid waste management and role of households in this regard.
As tools of communication, they will visit homes, counsel and hold group meetings besides distributing leaflets.
CORE NGO, partner of UNDP for plastic waste management, along with GIZ will guide the swachh sathis for field-level awareness campaigns.
In order to coordinate the field activities, NGOs will be selected for three zones and SOP for the purpose will be prepared soon.
BMC authorities are trying to include peer leaders under Socially Smart Project of Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited to be swachh sathis.
The prerequisites involving swachh sathis will also be prepared soon by the ULB, they added.