Mangaluru, Dec 07, 2016: It is reported that City-based Anti-Pollution Drive (APD) Foundation has been presented with the prestigious ’India Youth Fund Award’ by UN-Habitat and Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation. The award was given for APD’s Smart Swaccha Mangaluru (SSM) project for solid waste management during the Young Social Innovators Conclave 2016 held in Mumbai, recently.
APD Foundation’s founder Abdullah A Rehman received the award certificate from Padmini Somani, Director of Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation. The award will also include funding of the awarded project of up to Rs 8 lakh. Mangaluru’s Anti-Pollution Drive Foundation was one among seven recipients to be selected for the award out of the 550 applicants from across the country.
SSM programme : SSM is a programme to achieve segregation at source through targeted campaigns, workshops and training programmes. It will be executed side by side with APD’s current IEC campaign which is conducted along with Antony Waste Handling Cell Pvt. Ltd.
"In the coming months, through workshops and toolkits, we aim to actively help schools, colleges, government buildings, offices, malls etc., to adopt sustainable waste management techniques," said Sobia, APD’s strategic planner.