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‘SAKRMA’, a comprehensive plan to keep the city clean by involving all the stakeholders, was formally launched in Tirupati on Saturday.  The programme is part of the ‘Eco City’ project implemented by Municipal Corporation of Tirupati, in association with German Technical Agency (GTZ-ASEM), United Nations Development Programme and a voluntary organisation, PEN India. The scheme envisages creation of public awareness on community-led solid waste management in all the city’s seven sanitary divisions by laying emphasis on source separation of garbage at household levels.  Another angle to the project is promotion of partnership with a range of stakeholders including self-help groups (SHGs), Community-based organisations (CBOs), NGOs, government agencies, besides the employees of TTD, TUDA and the civic body. Read more at http://www.thehindu.com/2009/01/11/stories/2009011151060300.htm