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Centre Launches New Rural Waste Management Campaign


New Delhi: The Centre on Saturday launched a campaign to promote waste management in rural areas in a bid to promote sanitation and break caste nexus attached with cleanliness workers.

The campaign has been started under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission which also ensures additional income to people in rural areas.

“On the theme of ‘waste to wealth’, this campaign has been started. There may be income generating opportunities from converting waste to other uses, however, it needs to be understood that the priority is its management,” said Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

“So that threat to human health is reduced and economic value derived from it is as an added indirect benefit,” Mr Tomar said at an event organised in Delhi to start the campaign. Rural Development Secretary Amarjeet Sinha said the campaign promotes the solid waste management model of Tamil Nadu and liquid waste management model of Telangana.

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