Bhubaneswar:25/9/18: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), a part of the World Bank Group, organised a stakeholder workshop today to mark the completion of one year of the ‘Clean E-Bhubaneswar’ programme. Bringing together key representatives from the government, private sector, academia as well as citizens, the event felicitated 100 institutions/organisations in recognition to their contributions to make the project a success. Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, while gracing the event as the Chief Guest, presented the awards and certificates. In his address, the Chief Secretary said, “Clean E-Bhubaneswar programme by BMC has enabled the formal sector to collect and properly dispose of several tonnes of e-waste in a short span of time.
The Housing and Urban Development Department should now include other major cities and urban centres of the state under similar programmes to manage e-waste.” Ambassador of the European Union to India Tomasz Kozlowski said, “It is impressive to see the way Bhubaneswar has progressed on wide gamut of activities – e-waste, e-vehicles and rooftop solar and cemented itself as a leading Smart City in India.
I hope European Union and India can continue to build on shared experiences and best practices to promote innovative mechanisms in tackling e-waste management through promoting public-private partnerships.” Among others, BMC Commissioner Dr