Waste management model will be started in other jails of the state: Satwant Atwal

Dharamsala, 25 November (Hindustan Times). Country’s first waste management model has been started in Lala Lajpat Rai District Correctional Home, Dharamshala. The program was inaugurated on Friday in the presence of ADGP Prisons Satwant Atwal and Deputy Superintendent of Prisons and Correctional Home Vikas Bhatnagar. Through this model, the inmates and staff of the jail […]
 


Waste management model will be started in other jails of the state: Satwant Atwal

Dharamsala, 25 November (Hindustan Times). Country’s first waste management model has been started in Lala Lajpat Rai District Correctional Home, Dharamshala. The program was inaugurated on Friday in the presence of ADGP Prisons Satwant Atwal and Deputy Superintendent of Prisons and Correctional Home Vikas Bhatnagar. Through this model, the inmates and staff of the jail will learn the tricks of waste management and execution.

ADGP Prisons and Correctional Services Shimla Satwant Atwal said that this initiative will soon take a bigger form and will be started in all other jails of Himachal Pradesh. The main objective of this scheme is to educate and aware the inmates and employees of the prison about waste management and disposal. Along with this, its main objective is to develop waste as a means of income by upcycling it. The Prisons Department is starting this program in association with the NGO West Warriors.

West Warriors started the Model Prison Program as well as the Entrepreneur Program. Where all the waste generated inside the jail will be converted into compost or upcycling products and all the proceeds will go towards Himkara, a departmental social enterprise. Waste Warriors was formed in September 2012 and has been working to wage war against waste in the Himalayan landscape. In Himachal Pradesh and eight other locations in Uttarakhand, Waste Warriors has established itself in community-led solid waste management in the Himalayas. On November 22, West Warriors inaugurated the country’s first waste management model, which will be in a model prison.

Waste management model will be started in other jails of the state: Satwant Atwal