The programme has been developed under the guidance of Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala, Dr Veerendra
The ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ has led to several innovations related to cleanliness in recent days. Here is another one; the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department, SDM Polytechnic College in Ujire near Mangalore, has designed an easy-to- operate dustbin for buses.
The project has been developed under the guidance of Dharmadikari of Dharmasthala, Dr D Veerendra Heggade and secretaries of SDM Educational Society D Harshendra Kumar and Dr B Yashovarma. This is ideal for the government as well as private buses and the trial bin was fixed in one of the buses in the Dharmastala depot under the Karnataka State Roadways Corporation Puttur division. “People who travel long distances tend to throw garbage like peanut shells, snack wrappers, soft drink and water bottles. We were working towards developing a bin for the bus so that passengers travelling do not feel like they are surrounded by garbage. We also wanted the bin to be easy to operate. The total cost of one bin is about Rs 2,500. Due to space constraints, we have placed it near the back door so that people can drop waste as they alight from the bus. We are willing to provide the technology and in future we expect the KSRTC to consider built-in bins in all buses,” Chethan, one of the faculty members says. The team that worked on this project includes Shreyank, Shivaraj, Mithun, Dhanraj, Shivaprasad, Santosh, Chethan, Nayan, Prakash, Lohith, and Ashok. The team was headed by KP Prasad, Principal.
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