Jammu Municipal Corporation signs 2 MoUs with IPCA, UNDP

Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has signed 2 Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with 2 recyclers namely United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) & Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA) to make Jammu Plastic-free.

  • Both entities have the fundamental basis of door-to-door garbage collection in Jammu.
  • JMC is also aiming to achieve 100 % door-to-door garbage collection within the JMC.
  • This will ensure proper segregation of garbages & and then the recyclable waste (majorly plastic) will be sent to factories for reuse.
  • 2 New Waste Management plants are to be set up in Jammu for recycling of plastics.
  • JMC is organising  programmes to raise awareness about disposal of waste material among the public.

In September 2020, JMC had assigned 150 GPS fitted autos for special door-to-door garbage collection in Jammu.

UNDP’s Plastic Waste Management Programme (2018-2024)

UNDP’s Plastic Waste Management Programme (2018-2024) aims to develop a sustainable model for plastic waste management in India.

  • Every year, India generates 15 Million tonnes of plastic waste out of which only one fourth is recycled due to lack of a functioning solid waste management system.
  • UNDP India has partnered with Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited (HCCBPL), Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), HDFC Bank & Coca Cola India Foundation (CCIF) to improve the existing systems for reducing the impact of plastic waste on the environment in India.
  • It promotes collection, segregation and recycling of all kinds of plastics to move towards a circular economy.

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i.On January 1, 2021, The Union Territory Administration of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED).

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