Mormugao Port Trust as part of the Swachchta Hi Seva
Campaign 2018 which commenced on 15thSeptember 2018, conducted an awareness
programme for its employees on the management of waste and composting of
biodegradable waste generated at home and in residential colonies as well as
port run canteens on 19TH September 2018 at the HRD Centre. The
programme was coordinated by the Medical Department, under the guidance of the
Chief Medical Officer, MPT Hospital, Dr. Nimish V. Pillai. Shri Clinton
Vaz, an expert in the field of re-cycling of wastes in Goa who runs a garbage
disposal unit vrecycle in South Goa, was the Resource Person. Shri
Clinton Vaz in his half daylong session spoke extensively with the help of
Power Point Presentation on Waste Management, recycling and composting
Speaking extensively on the subject of garbage
generation, garbage accumulation, garbage dumping and the scientific disposal
of the same for protection of the environment, Shri Clinton Vaz explained
various ways and means by which one can minimize the accumulation of unwanted
wastes in our own household. He gave a number of tips and do’s and don’ts on
how to make life more comfortable, less expensive, garbage free and help
protect the environment.
He spoke in detail on the dangers of garbage
generation to the environment, scavenging animals, especially so the
non-biodegradable wastes. Shri Vaz emphasized on how as citizens we can control
and minimize the generation of plastics and other non-biodegradable material
from our households in our day to day living.
Shri Vaz gave a demonstration of how to manage a
‘Khamba Composter Unit’ made of clay in your own home or apartment and put the
wet waste to good use by producing organic fertilisers and
protecting the environment. This demonstration attracted a lot of
attention from the participants and a few participants showed their interest to
have one installed at home to recycle their day to day wet biodegradable
wastes. A follow up on this programme will be held on 1st October at MPT.
The programme was earlier inaugurated by Capt. Manoj
Joshi, Dy. Conservator, MPT and in his brief address stressed on the importance
of cleanliness and protecting the environment. The Chief Medical Officer MPT
Hospital Dr. Nimish Pillai, welcomed the Resource Person and the participants.
Smt. Suhasini C. Kolambkar, Nursing Superintendent, proposed the Vote of thanks
while Dr. Hema V. Mayekar Medical Officer compeered the function.