Omega Healthcare, with BBMP and Saahas, takes up an initiative to keep NAL Tunnel Road clean
Bengaluru, December 19, 2018: Omega Healthcare Management Services Pvt. Ltd., in association with Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Saahas - a non-profit organization working in the field of waste management, today set up its first monitored bin station for segregated-waste collection called ‘Kasa Kiosk’ in the city. As part of the launch, volunteers from Omega Healthcare kicked off a plog run, collecting dry waste and handing it over at the kiosk.
Present at the launch were Corporator of Konena Agrahara Shri. M. Chandrappa Reddy, and Joint Commissioner, BBMP, Sri. G.M. Ravindra.
The kiosk set up near the Air Force Campus on NAL Wind Tunnel Road, Murugeshpalya, will be manned by two people across two shifts in the day, 7-11 am and 7-11 pm. Awareness campaigns are being organised around the area to inform people about this facility where they can drop segregated waste at their convenience. Collected dry waste would be handed over to the Dry Waste Collection Centre while Wet and Domestic Hazardous waste would be taken by BBMP.
Speaking at the event Mr. Gopi Natarajan, CEO, Omega Healthcare, said, “At Omega we take CSR very seriously and explore numerous avenues to contribute constructively to the communities in which we are present. The Kasa Kiosk is one of our initiatives to help the community residents sustain a more environment friendly way of life.”
Explaining about the kiosk, Miss Divya Tiwari, CEO of Saahas said, “Often people are not able to handover their waste to the waste contractor and are forced to dump it leading to creation of dump sites. With the ‘Kasa Kiosk’ they can drop segregated waste at their convenience as the facility is open early in the morning and late night. However, segregation is key to ensure this waste gets processed instead of being dumped in landfills.”
While the kiosk is a solution to manage waste better, it is the responsibility of every individual to support and consciously make eco-friendly choices to bring changes in Bengaluru and other cities too.