Mangan, 28 Sept (IPR): A review meeting on “Swachhata Hi Sewa Hai” campaign was conducted by District Collector, North, Shri Tenzing T. Kaleon, at his chamber today.
The meeting was attended by Additional District Magistrate, North, Surat Gurung, Additional District Collector, Development, North, Shri Somnath Adhikari, District Forest Officer, Territorial North, Shri Pempa D. Lachungpa, Mangan Nagar Panchayat, Under Secretary, Shri Tempo Bhutia, and Mangan Nagar Panchayat, Councilor, Shri Ugen P. Kazi.
During the meeting, DC/N, Shri Kaleon, took the stock of ongoing work under “Swachhata Hi Sewa Hai” campaign in the district. He gave brief information about the cleanliness drive initiated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He mentioned the importance of cleanliness and insisted that we must have a sustainable approach to continue this cleanliness drive.
He also emphasized on general awareness and behavioural change of the public of the district towards plastic waste.
This year’s“Swachhata Hi Sewa Hai” campaign is Plastic Waste Management. At the meeting, it was mentioned that plastic waste consists of two types, they are recyclable and non-recyclable plastic waste. The segregation of recyclable and non-recyclable plastic waste would emphasized during this campaign.
Shri Kaleon asked ADC, (Dev) to furnish a report regarding the collection of both recyclable and non-recyclable plastic in the rural places of the District with necessary photographs and also to observe the amount of plastic waste collected and how the non-recyclable plastics waste is being disposed at all GPUs. He has asked to submit the report on 23rd of October in his office.
He also instructed the ADC/N, MNP Official and DFO to find a sustainable solution to manage non-recyclable plastic waste.
During the meeting, US/MNP informed to the house that the Mangan Nagar Panchayat has undertaken the said campaign positively.
Further, he informed that MNP has initiated to put complete ban on use of single use plastic in the district. In order to avoid use of plastic bags, MNP will launch jute carry bags on 2nd October. Incinerator has also been installed in MNP toilets in order to dispose the sanitary napkins, he added.