Meet the IAS Officer Hari Chandana Dasari who is powering a Recycling Revolution in Hyderabad!
In the last article we came to know about the plastic waste which is generated in tons every year. The way in which we are destroying resources and polluting our planet Earth to meet our needs suggests that it won’t be far before we wipe them out completely, and leave nothing behind for our future generations.
It is the times that we must adopt some measures like recycling plastic and utilizing these as resource materials that can effectively reduce our waste burden on the planet.
Many non-profit organizations and individual of India have been coming together for recycling and recycling plastic for several years now. Such an individual, name Hari Chandana Dasari( IAS officer), who is spearheading a ‘green’ revolution of a different kind in Hyderabad through various plastic recycling initiatives across the city.
Currently, Dasari has been delicately invested in numerous recycling initiatives under her jurisdiction for over two years now.
Right from fixing recycle furniture made up of waste tyres and old drums(oil drums) at approximately 120 parks in the city where the paver tiles and roofing sheets are made up of recycled plastic, Hyderabad is showing a remarkable change, and the credit goes to IAS officer, Dasari’s for just remarkable step taken by her.
As per Desari,“The idea first came to me about two years ago in which I identified that, we had a lot of old tires lying across our municipal premises, I was more interested in putting them to some use. These tyres were repurposed as recycled furniture that was originally used in our offices. Then, I thought, why not scale up the initiative and take it to public spaces,”.
Today, the GHMC is trying its best at every possible Eco-friendly measure that it can feasibly implemented across the city. Recycled furniture was the start, and this has paved the way for public toilets with recycled plastic structures that can dispel water quite efficiently.
She also added that, “If we compare the recycled furniture with regular one, the cost of recycled plastic construction materials might be little higher, but we believe that this not more that the cost for our environment,” as per Dasari.
Not only this Dasari has started another task that is the ‘Give and Share’ center, where Hyderabad have constructed with small 3-walled structures, where people can donate anything and everything for needy people to pick up.
“All of these are constructed with the help of recycled plastic wastes. With this initiative, we encourage people to showcase their soft side, humanity. With the help of this, we hope that more people will come forward and take recycling as a way of life,” she adds.
Dasari likewise tries doing she proposes for others to do and shares that her family has not contributed any type of wet waste to the landfills in most recent three years, as 100 per cent of it is directed for treating the soil—she has introduced a minimal bio-gas unit at her place.
She also has a inclination towards crafting and uses paper and plastic to prepare items. Setting up an idol example not only at a personal level but also at professional and public level, GHMC Commissioner Hari Chandana Dasari is showing the right way for the rest of us through her recycling wastes in the city, and we hope, many more such creative initiatives will come in the future.
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Source: The Better India