Pune: My Wari, Swach Wari’ movement gains momentum as Volunteers, NGOs team up to collect 69 tons of dry waste during Wari

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Pune, 21st June 2023 : A team of over 750 volunteers, NGOs and Gram panchayats teamed up to collect 69 tons of dry waste. The cleanliness drive was a part of ‘My Wari, Swach Wari’ movement initiated by ‘Adar Poonawalla Clean City Initiative’(APCCI) to help clean Palkhi route covering a total 125 km of roads from Pune city till Saswad and Yawat .

The cleanliness drive is conducted every year where the roads are cleaned within few hours of Palkhi procession by Adar Poonawalla Clean City, Gram panchayats of Loni Kalbhor, Kunjirwadi, Sortapwadi, Uruli Kanchan, Kadamwak Vasti, Wadki, Saswad and volunteers from these villages. The waste is sent for scientific recycling.

This year APCCI installed around 25 green nets to enable volunteers collect and segregate waste without any hassles.

NGOs and institutions who have always been a valuable part of the drive include Runanubandh Foundation Saswad,ASR Services, Manjri, Pune,Urulikanchan Gram Swachhata Abhiyan, Urulikanchan,Dreams Yuva Social Foundation, Kadamwakwasti, Jay Hind Group, Kadamwakwasti,Vidya Vikas College, Yavat,NSS, NCC team of Nazire College, Saswad,Clean Wari Sanghatana , Kunjirwadi,Paryavaran Sanrakshan Samiti, Kunjirwadi,Sudarshan Yuva Mandal, Urulikanchan,Mahatma Phule Krushi Vidyapeeth, Pune and Sohail Arts (Loni)

PMC, ULBs and volunteer groups were working hard to plan this cleanliness drive for last fifteen days and over 750 local volunteers were mobilized for this task. APCCI provided the volunteer groups with collection bags, hand gloves and garbage pickup vehicles.

The dry waste collected separately included plastic bottles, paper cups etc. The drive was aided by 53 vehicles and 110 waste warriors deployed by APCCI for four days to support this movement. The volunteers were provided with material for cleaning including plogging bags.

APCCI COO Mr. Malhar Karwande, APCCI manager Mr Nilesh Ramekar and lead volunteer Mr. Satya Natarajan visited all the villages for coordination and mobilized the volunteers through whatsapp groups.


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