Housing and Urban Affairs Minister to focus on segregating solid waste in Delhi

Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday said that the government would reach out to the resident welfare associations.

Published: 17th September 2017 08:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2017 08:35 PM   |  A+A-

Hardeep Singh Puri (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday said that the government would reach out to the resident welfare associations (RWAs) in the national capital for the purpose of segregation of solid waste at its source.

With Delhi battling the issue of solid waste management, Puri expressed serious concerns at the increasing garbage problem in the national capital. The former diplomat was taking part in a Swachchata campaign. Stating that it’s easier to build a toilet, Puri stated that the solid waste management is a tough task. The minister added that 65 million solid waste is generated in the country each year. However, the processing of the solid waste is just of one fourth of the total in the country. Puri said that his ministry has a scheme of Rs 300 crores to deal with the issue of solid waste management.

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