Dimapur, September 21: Awareness programme on plastic free environment and banning of single use plastic was launched at SDO(C) Office, Jakhama on September 20.
“While the use of plastic being very advantageous, it is overused and the recycling of it not being completely harmless, the best practicable solution is to reduce plastic use,” said Kohima Municipal Council secretary Z. Kiso.
Kiso, sharing some of the problems faced by the KMC in waste management, said that not only plastic waste but proper management of dry waste and wet waste are also equally important and the citizens should be aware of it.
With Kohima being a ‘Smart City’, Kiso emphasized that the first requirement is for a smart citizen after which smart waste and smart infrastructure will follow.
SDO(C) Jakhama, Alemyapang Longchar said that on October 2 mass social work will be conducted in Jakhama sub-division and several spot will be identified where plastic wastes will be collected. On October 4, there will be a verification drive, and first offence will lead to confiscation of the plastic waste and further offence will be penalized.
The success of the campaign depend largely on individuals, Longchar said, with the government there to assist and facilitate. While stressing that the church has an important role to play in changing the habits of the people, he requested all the village councils, churches and school institutes to actively be a part of the campaign.
SAYO vice president, Khriese Sale shared about the reasons and need for declaring Dzükou a plastic free zone on June 5, 2019. Terming it as a success he said more needs to be done for which the organisation is working towards achieving it.
BDO Jakhama, Khovi Thaprü shared on how to stop using single use plastic in offices. Dr. Temsu, CHC Viswema, highlighted the various harmful chemicals used in plastics and the health hazards on human beings.
Medziphema: On the theme ‘Plastic waste Shramdaan’, IEC awareness campaign was conducted at ADC Office Medziphema on September 20 organized by PHED in collaboration with Town Council Medziphema.
While launching the cleanliness awareness campaign, ADC Medziphema, Thsuvisie Phoji highlighted Narendra Modi Government’s flagship cleanliness initiative. He said Swachhata Seva is not only the responsibility of sanitation department, NGOs or the churches but the responsibility rest with every individual.
The objective and initiatives of the Swachhata Seva and the ill effects of plastic in the environment was highlighted by Health and Sanitation consultant, Imojungla.
SDO (PHE) Medziphema, Er. Ichirang Zeliang gave review of the Swatch Bharat Mission.
(Page News Service)