Shillong, June 28 : With the aim of achieving Swachh Bharat Mission’s objectives of creating clean, garbage-free cities, the PMU Team of Swachh Bharat Mission Urban Meghalaya in collaboration with the office of the Shillong Municipal organised a one-day workshop cum training programme for Sanitation Workers, at Marten, Disposal site of Marten.

The dignitaries present at the programme included  Prafulla Kr. Boro, MCS, Director of Urban and CEO of Shillong Municipal Board, F.B Chyne, Executive Engineer of Shillong Municipal Board and PMU Swachh Bharat Team.Over 250 drivers and lorry attendants from the city including representatives from the Shillong Municipal Boards as well as the Cantonment Board and from various villages in Shillong Urban Agglomeration (SUA), among others attended the workshop.

Prafulla Kr Boro, MCS, Director of Urban and CEO of Shillong Municipal Board highlighted the important role of the drivers and lorry attendants have in maintaining a clean and healthy environment. He stressed that proper waste management is not only mandated by rules but also a collective responsibility, urging the workers to sensitize people to divide their biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste separately. In his expression of optimism that if everyone worked as one Shillong City could become among the cleanest cities of India.

The training program is based on the educating people like sanitation workers, drivers, lorry attendants, and the informal waste workers on the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 and the Meghalaya Waste Management Bylaws 2016.

While participating in this daylong workshop, the attendees had an opportunity to learn about waste segregation, collection as well as transportation and disposal. The goal is to ensure proper waste management in Shillong City, contributing to the Swachh Bharat Mission’s objectives.