We will have to take certain ambitious policy decisions, taking the developers, architects and stakeholders into confidence. We will also need to create awareness among people to make their buildings green through simple measures. The policy will help reduce the use of water, electricity and manage solid waste.
Sandeep Malvi, Public Relations Officer, Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC)
Adoption of technology must focus on green energy, savings of affordable housings offers a significant opportunity for green housing
Shri S. Krishnan, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government of Tamil Nadu,
Housing and Urban Development Department
I am happy to support IFC to solve the E-Waste problems that improve the situations of the informal sector. A proper implementation of E-Waste legislation will create a market of 3 billion dollars and more than 300,000 shops in India.
Dr. Kopacek, E-Waste Sector Specialist IFC
Clean e-Bhubaneswar is a unique initiative at demonstrating the urge of reimagining E-Waste as a resource. It has set an extraordinary example of public-private partnerships to make the city free from the hazards of E-Waste.
Biswajit Nayak, Regional Manager, Infosys, Bhubaneswar
The Clean e-Bhubaneswar initiative gave us a rare opportunity to learn about E-Waste and its responsible management. I look forward to having more such awareness programs.
Dr. B. N. Biswal, Principal, Bhubaneswar Engineering College
Workshop to drive public awareness about E-Waste management and how citizens can contribute to its management through participation in the Clean e-Bhubaneswar initiative.
A campaign was undertaken to drive public awareness about E-Waste management and how citizens can contribute to its management through participation in the Clean E-Bhubaneswar initiative.
The Clean e-Bhubaneswar project conducts awareness workshops across different schools and colleges in Bhubaneswar. The workshops are designed to motivate students to become advocates for proper E-Waste handling and to motivate the collection of E-Waste in their communities through an E-Waste collection drive and challenge.
Bhubaneshwar Municipal Corporation and International Finance Corporation installed an ‘e-Ravan’ E-Waste sculpture in Bhubaneshwar to raise awareness and a sense of responsibility amongst citizens. The sculpture was inaugurated by BMC Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena at Jaydev Vihar Square on World Environment Day, for which India is the global host nation in 2018. Sarina Bolla from IFC was also present at the ceremony.