Pune: In a bid to make Pune city cleaner, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and a city-based NGO, Janwani collectively initiated the project "Zero Garbage" across 20 different wards of the city aided by Persistent Foundation. To create awareness and involve public participation in garbage segregation, PMC, KPIT, Persistent Foundation and NGO Janwani have jointly organised a marathon on Saturday. Starting at 7am, the two hour marathon will see participation of 1,400 participants including employees of the companies.
The 5 km marathon will commence near Persistent Foundation's office opposite Sharada Centre at Erandwane and will proceed to Anusaya Khilare Path Lane No. 8. via Lane No. 7, runners will have to reach the BMCC Road through Khule Path on to Kale Path and proceed to Bhandarkar Road. Once there the marathon will lead from Kamala Nehru Park to Ghodke Chowk and then to Karve Road and Nal Stop. Once there, the participants will have to head back to the Persistent Foundation office to complete the marathon.
NGO Janwani had joined forced with Persistent Foundation and has been initiating the Zero Garbage awareness program in ward no 36 of the PMC to create waste management awareness.
Localities including Erandawane, Deccan Gymkhana and many more fall under this ward. Under the initiative, residents will be taught about segregation of dry and wet garbage, and disposal of waste using economical and environment- friendly technologies such as recycling of dry waste and using waste as an energy source.