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‘Plastic free’ Mokokchung by year end

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/18/2019 11:11:03 AM IST

All Wards Union Mokokchung (AWUM), Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) Mokokchung district ambassadors and the Mokokchung Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI) has resolved to make Mokokchung town “plastic free” by year end. 

The resolution was adopted at the consultative meeting with all 18 wards at MMC conference hall on June 18. 

A press release from SBM Mokokchung information secretary, Limalenden Longkumer stated that, to this end, the house resolved to ban all single use plastic carry bags in the town with effect from October 2, 2019 and to ban selling of packaged drinking water bottles below one liter by September end. Meanwhile, it was also resolved that use of plastic bags below 50 microns will be strictly prohibited as per standing order of the state government and that punitive fines would be imposed on defaulters. 

MMC has been entrusted by the house to work on the modalities for the implementation of the resolutions adopted and necessary public notification floated in time. The house also resolved to restrict connecting of septic tank outlets to open streams and drains with immediate effect.

The meeting was chaired by MMC administrator and ADC Mokokchung, W. Manpai Phom with Nagaland Swachh Bharat Mission state brand ambassador in-charge of Mokokchug, Supongmeren Jamir and Mokokchung SBM chairman MB Longkumer as special guests.

Earlier, the house observed a minute of silence as a mark of respect  and homage to the departed soul of late Vizopal Chaya, state brand ambassador in charge of Phek district, who passed away on Saturday. SMB Mokokchung has also conveyed condolences to the members of the bereaved family.

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