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Aug 29, 2019

Chhattisgarh: India’s first garbage cafe to be opened in Ambikapur

AIR News
In a unique initiative, the Ambikapur municipal corporation of Chhattisgarh, will open a first-of-its-kind 'Garbage Cafe' within a few days.

This initiative is a step towards making the city plastic-free. AIR correspondent reports that India’s first ‘Garbage Café’ will soon be opened in the city of Ambikapur in north Chhattisgarh.

 In this unique Cafe' poor people and rag pickers will get free food in exchange for one kilogram of plastic, while breakfast will be provided if half a kilogram of plastic is brought to the cafe.

According to the Mayor of Ambikapur Ajay Tirkey, the collected garbage will be sold at Solid Liquid Resources Management Centre.

The collected plastic waste would further be turned into granules and will then be used in the construction of roads in the city. Ambikapur is Chhattisgarh’s first dustbin-free city. 

The city has an efficient solid waste management system. The self help groups of women are involved in door to door collection of waste.

The city has been hailed as the second cleanest city in the country in Swachhata rankings. The opening of this garbage cafe is another step towards the city’s aim to become free from plastic waste. 

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