11th June- Clean Up Drive at Behl Chowk, Dehradun.

11 June, 2016- ENVIS, Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB) held a monumental clean-up drive at Behl Chowk on Saturday in collaboration with Waste Warriors and Dehradun Municipal Corporation (DMC). A total of 41 people participated in the event.

A welcome boost was received when the Asian Development Bank (ADB) agreed to move the construction waste that they have been storing at the opposite end of the plot, near to Crossroads Mall. Tonnes of construction waste have been lying there for months.

Masks, bags, protective gloves and litter grabbing sticks were distributed to all of the participants and a briefing session conducted as to how the waste should be segregated. A total of 1.6 tonnes of waste was collected from the Rajpur Road end of the plot; 410 kg’s of construction waste, 15 kg’s of recyclable, 18 kg’s of broken glass and 170 kg’s of non-recyclable waste. Approximately 1 tonnes of construction waste was taken away by the DMC. Much needed refreshments were distributed at the end of the event.

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ENVIS Cell, Uttarakhand Environment Protection & Pollution Control Board,
29/20, Nemi Road, Dalanwala, Dehradun-248001 (Uttarakhand).