CHANDIGARH,04.03.20-As part of the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Exposure Workshops facilitated by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India at various locations across the country under the aegis of National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), representatives from MoHUA, Haryana Government, and Chandigarh Municipal Corporation and the 50 participants of the Chandigarh workshop visited Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women campus. The visit aimed to provide practical exposure to the participants by showing them various novel and scientific waste management practices adopted by the college. The members of Swachhata Committee of the college took the participants around the campus, showing them various sustainable waste management practices undertaken by the college including biogas production from messes' waste, vermicomposting, compost making from garden waste, oyster mushroom cultivation from agricultural and kitchen waste, and eco-enzyme production from kitchen waste. The participants of the workshop found the visit extremely fruitful and expressed appreciation for the MCM model of environment-friendly waste management practices.

Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava informed that the college has the distinction of being the only college in the tricity to have set-up a biogas plant and the college manages 120 kg of waste, including wet waste, garden waste, etc., daily in a productive manner. She added that besides effective waste management, the college undertakes rain water harvesting, solar power production and has installed an STP for promoting environmental conservation.