Dimapur, November 11: Wokha Town Council in collaboration with District Administration conducted one-day waste management cum training of trainers at Tiyi Hall Wokha on November 9.
MLA, Dr. Chumben Murry said all the wards under Wokha town conducted cleanliness drive and organized training programmes to sensitize the public about the hazards and ill effect on improper management of wastes, he appealed to all participants to be an agent of change to bring about positive change in our society.
Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, Orenthung Lotha called upon every concerned citizens of the district to give maximum effort and take up preventive measures to keep our surrounding clean as the waste generated in our town is at an alarming state.
He also urged all participants to spare at least an hour in a week or month and take up the responsibility of cleaning our surrounding, colonies and work place for a healthy environment.
Founder-Chairperson, LiFE, Dimapur, Niksungla while presenting an overview of waste management said, the US Public Health Service has identified 22 human diseases that are linked to improper solid waste management.
She further said human fecal, along with unmanaged decomposed garbage attracts other rodents that lead to spread of diseases such as dengue and malaria, Asthma, even cancer, heart attack and emphysema which are linked to burning garbage.
Emphasizing on the responsibility of waste management, she stated that it is the collective responsibility of every human being to clean the environment and protect the planet from further environmental degradation and urged all to be responsible citizens to maintain sustainable waste practices that deliver long term economic, social and ecological prosperity.
Resource persons from LiFE also highlighted on the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders, where important topics like educating the community, segregation of waste at source, recommendation for community participation, cleaner and healthier environment, Bio-medical waste, adverse effect to human health and environment and DO’s and DON’Ts.
The training programme was chaired by ADC & Administrator, Wokha Town Council Mhathung Tsanglao. The training was attended by representatives from colonies, Women organization, Schools and NGOs.
(Page News Service)