Dimapur, September 24: The Public Health Engineering Department, Noklak under the aegis of Swachh Bharat Mission-Grameen (SBM) conducted a programme for distribution of dustbins at Noklak town on September 24 at PHE store, Noklak.
Speaking on the occasion, EAC (Hq) Noklak, Yithachu Thur stressed on the importance of community participation and community ownership towards waste management. The issues of poor waste management have led to a plethora of problems that are detrimental to environment. Poor waste management has led to water logging, landslides and also health issues, he said.
Highlighting on Swachh Bharat Mission- Grameen, Er.Khaoshai Lam, SDO PHE Noklak stressed that sanitation is everybody’s business where active participation of all individuals is needed for proper waste management. He emphasized on importance of waste segregation into wet and dry waste products at house hold level.
The officer also called for behavioural change that will sustain the continual effort on waste management and to re-affirm the commitment towards building a healthier and cleaner nation. He encouraged the gathering to start a compost pit in every household and so that, it can be used in kitchen gardens.
The programme was chaired by SO PHED T. Puchong and was attended by representatives from all wards under Noklak town. The programme was followed by distribution of dustbins to all wards. (Page News Service)