Dimapur, September 15: A meeting of the Kohima District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) for implementation of Nagaland Integrated Waste Management Policy 2019 was held at the office chamber of Deputy Commissioner, Kohima on September 11.
Chairing the meeting, DC, Gregory Thejawelie stated that the committee was constituted to evaluate and monitor the implementation of waste management in the district.
He, therefore, urged all the members to take this venture seriously and create awareness in respective areas for the successful implementation of the policy in the district. DC also highlighted the Rule 22 of Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rule 2016 where time frame for implementation by local bodies and other concerned authority in Nagaland has to be followed.
The meeting had a lengthy discussion on various issues pertaining to waste management where the members from Kohima Municipal Council, Green Team Kohima, Rengma Hoho and others shared their views and suggestions basing on their experiences to be incorporated in the action plan for implementation of the policy in the district.
The meeting also highlighted on various issues and decided to take up identified place for collection of re-useable waste in all the 19 wards, starting with PWD and New Market Colonies on pilot basis and to conduct awareness programme and sensitize the people in the rural areas.
Members from KMC, Office Secretary, Zakiekhotuo Kiso and DFO Rongsenlemla Imchen highlighted their activities taken up in regard to segregation of waste and waste management. Kekhrienuo M. Meyase from Green Team Kohima also highlighted their various programme on segregation of waste, waste management and to reduce waste conducted at different wards, colleges and schools.
(Page News Service)