Environmental Conservation

Waste Segregation & Plastic Waste Management

HBT launched a campaign to develop a knowledge exchange platform in the urban communities of Bhubaneswar on solid waste management (SWM) where training and capacity building programme were conducted for the resident households. Progressive monitoring, tracking and assessing the behaviour change among households in segregating and disposing the waste were the other activities undertaken during the period. In the reporting year, HBT introduced “Kabaad Se Jugaad”, a children-driven initiative towards solid waste management in which children constructed playgrounds and play materials in their communities using loose parts: tyres, plastic water bottles, plastic milk crates, plastic boards, logs, rope, sheets etc dumped as plastic waste. In six communities of Bhubaneswar such as Patharbandha, OCC basti, Gandamunda,  Ganganagar, Gangipilchu and Shanti Nagar, children have made play spaces by using plastic waste products.

Open Defecation Free Campaign

To eliminate open defection practice in the communities, HBT promotes the use of community toilets among the households that do not have latrines in the households. The Swachh Shauchalaya Campaign seeks to change citizen’s behaviour towards proper usage of public toilets, generate a sense of responsibility and ownership in ensuring that public toilets are treated in a similar manner as one would do with facilities at home. Humara Bachpan took the lead to make nine slums in four wards of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation become open defecation free slum in the city. In collaboration with Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, HBT started its Open defecation free campaign in November 2015.

Sl. No. Name of The Slum No. of Households Benefited
1
Damana Hata Sahi
20
2
Science Park Basti
80
3
Harinagar
62
4
Buddha Nagar
82
5
Patharabandha
40
6
Shanti Nagar
260

TOTAL

544