Salinadi Mela Waste Management
Shree Madhav Narayan Brata Mela 2075, is the massive event this year happening at the ancient modern city of Nepal, Sankhu. People across the country and also from the neighbouring country visit this religious event. The event takes place every year and the crowd is expected to gross 2 million this year. With the religious value of this event, the mass of people visiting the Salinadi Temple are coming with the materials required for the ritual to perform in the event. And with such considerations the volume of wastes that will be generated is massive and in require of the proper management with environment friendly measures.
Blue Waste To Value Pvt. Ltd. is already working on the Municipal waste management of Shankharapur Municipality and hence has taken the responsibility of managing the wastes generated from this event. The committee for Salinadi Brata Mela Management has agreed to work with BW2V for the management of wastes generated during mela. The average daily generation of the waste till date is 250 kg having high at 450 kg and low at 30 kg. The bins of dry and wet waste collection has been paced in the 10 different stations for the collection of wastes. The assigned stations are monitored by 2 male field staffs who engage themselves on preventing littering, collecting littered wastes, keeping in central collection area, changing sacks and sending daily wastes to the BW2V MRF located in Salkha-7 in evening time with the company’s vehicle. There are 3 female staffs assigned at BW2V MRF for the segregation of collected wastes from Salinadi.
BW2V connected with the Evergreen Higher Secondary School and Shree Bajrayogini Secondary School for the clean-up campaign around the temple area for keeping temple area clean with the help of students from those schools to make the mela more hygienic.
The ultimate result seen is not only the clean Salinadi area but also the proper disposal of the wastes from the event which are going for the recycling purpose. This has also prevented the salinadi river to be more contaminated compared to previous years. The collected degradable wastes are turned into compost manure and the dry recyclables are segregated and send for recycling purpose. The work is not only based on cleanliness of the Salinadi area but till the management of the generated wastes in proper manner.