Eco Talk: Bengaluru Swachh Utsav 2016 : Celebrations across Bangalore

This year’s Gandhi Jayanti was different, as residents across Bangalore  pledged for a Swachh and Sustainable Bengaluru. Various activities were planned across Bangalore, as part of the festivities.. The programme was conceptualised by the Solid Waste Management Round Table and Bangalore Eco Team in association with BBMP and KSPCB, for a year long committment to create awareness about waste management among citizens. The activities hosted included, emphasising on door-to-door waste collection, green ambassador pledge, children’s voices on branded litter, 2 Bin 1 Bag segregation, composting at home, mini talks and group selfie etc.


Take a listen to some of the interviews

Vijayanagar| Ward numbers 104, 105, 125 | Jyoti and Arvind, in conversation with RJ Radha Mani


“Today, as part of Swachh Utsav, we have taken a pledge of not using single use plastic, to ensure waste segregation, reduce the usage of paper, and plant more saplings.  We had over 150 standing crowd, and over 400 walkins for the event- Jyothi, Member, Bangalore Eco Team

Jakkasandra | Ward number 173 | Lakshmi Chalapathi, Veda Reddy, Manjula, Gokulnath Naik, in conversation with RJ Vijaya and RJ Usha

HSR Layout| Ward Number 174 |Smita Kulkarni, Chitra Praneeth, Tirumala Boppana, Krupa Seetharam, Padmashree Mahesh in conversation with RJ Vijaya and RJ Usha



Ejipura| Ward number 148| Kumar  and Keshava in conversation with RJ Vijaya and RJ Usha


Adugodi | Ward number 147 | Manjula and Samapth Kumar in conversation with RJ Vijaya and RJ Usha

Sampangiramnagar| Ward number 110 | Sufiyan Abu, Sudharshan and Aksha in conversation with RJ Priyanka


VVpuram| Ward number 143 | Smitha Srinivas in conversation with RJ Padma Priya

Malleshwaram | Ward number 45 | Tejas in conversation with RJ Radha Mani, on “Smart Swachh Malleshwaram”

“On 2nd October 2016, at the public function led by Dr. C N Ashwathnarayan, MLA a presentation on the cuuret initatives and a progress report was also released.In addition, the new initatives for October 2016-17 was unveiled.  Some of the key activities include

Identifying Suchhi Mithras, Installation of CCTV Camera and Survelliance, Pilot project to consider Mathikere Sub Division consisting of three wards Mathikere, Armane nagara and Malleshwaram to do intensive camapaigning on Solid waste management to achieve 100% segregation and improve quality of segregation, two-three manned KIOSK ineach ward, and 2Bin1bag distribution to all households, a volunteer assigned to every 100 households; Leaf composting, Single use plastic ban;Campaign on Bring your own Bag; Micro planning; Drop your Ewaste, Plate bank etc.

Sanjaynagar | Ward numbers 18, 19, 20 | Anitha, Geetha and Lalitha Mohan in conversation with RJ Beula Anthony

Jakkur | Ward Number  5 | Dr. Annapoorna Kamath  in conversation with RJ Venkatesh

Yelankha New Town | Ward Number 4 | Padma Patil in conversation with RJ Venkatesh

Domlur | Ward number 112 | Lakshmi Narayan and K Balasubramanium in conversation with RJ Vijaya


Edited by Manjula





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