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RRR Centres launched across Nagaland

Nagaland News

Dimapur, May 20: Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) today launched a temporary RRR Centre at DDSC Stadium, which was inaugurated by Neinuo Kire, president, Naga Women Hoho Dimapur in the presence of colony chairmen and GBs.
Speaking on the occasion, Kire said reduce, reuse and recycle are three essential practices that help promote environmental sustainability if it is properly adopted by the community. She believed this initiative by the government would not only help create awareness but also help in inculcating responsible habits for a healthier community.
For this campaign to be successful, she said collective efforts for individuals, businesses and colonies is the key.
“Under such initiatives, together as responsible citizens we can create a greener and a more sustainable city for present and also future generations,” she said and urged everyone to participate in this donation drive in order to make this campaign a success.
It may be mentioned that RRR centre is a conceptualized one-stop solution for citizens for implementation of sustainable waste management and promoting a clean town.
Citizens can donate/deposit old clothes, toys, shoes, furniture, books, plastic items, and other reusable items. Once collected items would then be handed over to different stakeholders to be refurbished for reuse and would then be made into new products.
DMC Administrator, W Manpai Phom said that this campaign has been launched under Swachch Bharat 2.0, which would conclude on June 5. He also said that RRR centres would be opened in the city on permanent basis so that waste can be recycled and reused.
He informed that at least one RRR centre would be set up by a colony in each ward. He said the colonies can identify their own location for the RRR centre and after collection of items send them to the DMC. He said during the culmination programme, they will be assessed and colonies would get points and accordingly awarded.
He further informed that first prize is Rs 70000, 2nd prize Rs 60000 and 3rd prize Rs 50000.
Celebrating Amrit Utsav (100 cities – 100 events) and propagating the “Meri LiFE, Mera Swachh Shekar” campaign, a Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban 2.0 Initiative, the Kohima Municipal Council in collaboration with the Kohima Smart City Development Limited inaugurated RRR Centres (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) for the Ward no. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 under Kohima Municipal Council at its Office, Super Market Complex Kohima on May 20.
In the programme, Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Shanavas C, IAS said not being farsighted and not thinking about sustainable development is a problem. He lamented that the waste created is more than the population of Kohima city which poses hazardous impacts on its citizens.
He, therefore, urged all the stakeholders to come forward and create awareness in all the localities under Kohima municipality and asked the citizens to have a civic sense and a sense of belonging and do away with the habit of saying “My Wish” and be responsible for greener and livable environment and made a clarion call to all the concerned to be cooperative and come forward so as to work together for better tomorrow.
Earlier, the Administrator of Kohima Municipal Council, T. Lanusenla Longkumer gave a brief keynote address about the aims and objectives and the initiatives undertaken for its purpose.
She said that the campaign aims to create a cleaner and better healthy environment for a positive impact on the lives of its citizens. She also informed that the best three RRR Centres will be awarded.
The welcome address was given by the chairperson of the day’s programme, Neilhouphrelie, ACI, Kohima Municipal Council. Special song was favoured by Ketoulhou Sakhrü and Keviweno Tholre and the vote of thanks was pronounced by Office Secretary, KMC, Zakiekhotuo Kiso. The programme was attended by Jt. Director (RD) Kezhochole Rhetso, officials from the line department, and council members of the wards/ Panchayat, NGOs, and SHGs under Kohima Municipality.
ADC and Administrator Aboi Town Council, Phuleshe K Yepthomi, NCS inaugurated the Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (RRR) under the ‘Meri Life Mera Swachh Shehar’ campaign on May 20 at the Council Hall, Aboi.
Phuleshe emphasized the importance of waste items that can be recycled and reused to not only suit the environment but also help in minimizing waste products as a whole. This approach is economical on an individual level as well as on a community level. He further urged the gathering to make use of the RRR center that has been established in all the wards of Aboi and also to make use of the concept of reduce, reuse, and recycle not only for now but also for in the days to come.
Chairing the programme, Arhomo Yanthan, SDO(C), Aboi welcomed the attendees and addressed the activities and targets of the RRR Campaign.
Welcome address delivered by Hamshen President, ATSU, invocation by Ashok Walim, District Chaplain, KBBB, and vote of thanks delivered by Cthitu Nienu, EAC, Longching.
Longleng Town Council organized a launching event of RRR, (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Centre) on May 20 at the Longleng Town Council Office premises. The event was attended by a host of NGOs which included Longleng Town Ward Union, Phomla Hoichem, Phom Students Conference, Chambers of Commerce and Industries along with Dobashis and Gaonburas.
The event was chaired by ADC and Administrator Longleng Town Council Alongdhimen Jamir. During the event, SDO Civil Trongdiba Tongpi Sangtam exhorted the gathering regarding the importance of such a centre with the idea that reusable items can be brought to use.
He said that similar centres shall be set up in all existing Wards and Points with the support of wards leaders and the public. A brief presentation was given by Isaac, MIS, Swachh Bharat Mission, Longleng. RRR centre is a conceptualized one-stop solution for citizens for implementation of sustainable waste management and promoting a clean Town.
Citizens can donate/Deposit old clothes, toys, shoes, furniture, Books, Plastic items, and other reusable items. Once collected items would then be handed over to different stakeholders to be refurbished for reuse and would then be made into new products.
Additionally, the gathering also resolved to set up a Rate Fixation Committee of various stakeholders for the welfare of the business community and consumers.
(Page News Service)