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NSDMA wakes up to environmental hazards, issues directives

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, JUNE 14: In view of the need to take urgent measures for preventing and controlling the environmental hazards caused by the irresponsible disposal of plastic wastes and non-degradable garbage, and as a matter of abundant caution, the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) has issued order on preventing and controlling the environmental hazards.
In this regard, citing provision of the Disaster Management Act 2005 Section 22 (2) (b) (h) and (i), the NSDMA has directed District Disaster Management Authorities (DDMAs) to examine the vulnerability of the different water bodies in the district and the environmental hazards caused from the irresponsible disposal of plastic wastes and non-degradable garbage and bring out specific measures to be taken for its prevention or mitigation.
It has directed the DDMAs to promote general education and awareness regarding the management of plastic wastes and non-degradable garbage in the different parts of the district which are vulnerable and the measures that may be taken up by the community to prevent and mitigate the hazards which are caused by the irresponsible disposal of plastic wastes and non-degradable garbage.
It also directed the DDMAs to review and examine constituted committees, orders related to the use of plastic and non-degradable wastes and take measures to reinforce those orders to prevent and mitigate hazards caused by the irresponsible disposal of plastic wastes and non-degradable garbage.
The District Disaster Management Authorities (DDMAs) have been asked to provide reports of the measures undertaken at the district level to prevent the environmental hazard caused by the irresponsible disposal of plastic wastes and non-degradable garbage.
(Page News Service)

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