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23 May 2019, Edition - 1409, Thursday

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Coimbatore students take up Swachh Bharat activity as summer internship

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Coimbatore: Students of Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, are engaged in Swachh Bharat activities under GCT Swachhas, initiated by the Centre’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Eureka S, Vignesh C, Sriram Anax S A and Sabarinathan began work from May 29.

The Abhiyan is an initiative where volunteers take up cleaning works for a minimum of 100 hours in villages around the city. The team took up Kurudampalayam village for its cleaning activities.

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Sriram said they wanted to apply their engineering knowledge in the sanitation work. “We have formed a team and are aiming to implement our knowledge in waste management, conventional process of waste collection, segregation, transportation and processing,” he said.

They have been engaged in various games and screening movies about sanitation and holding workshops.

“We identified the problems in the panchayat and planned accordingly. We explained about the waste segregation and importance of sanitation to the residents through pamphlets. We analysed the process carried on by sanitary workers and suggested an alternative to improve efficiency,” said Eureka.

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