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Awareness, meeting on plastic pollution in Kohima, Zunheboto

Awareness, meeting on plastic pollution in Kohima, Zunheboto
GTN members and officials from Sericulture department during the sensitisation awareness training on May 22. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 5/23/2019 12:45:36 PM IST

Department of Sericulture organised a sensitization awareness training on plastic pollution with Green Team Nagaland (GTN) on May 22, at the directorate conference hall, Kohima.

According to DIPR report, L.H.Thangi Mannen convener GTN and Ella Mary (NGO) youth action for rural development were the resource persons. Thangi said that Sericulture department was the first department in the state to invite the GTN for organising the sensitization training on plastic pollution.
According to her, humans have created billions of metric tons of plastic since the early 1950s and has now become  an emerging challenges of today. Plastic threatens wild life, poisons food chain and effects human health, she added.
Director of Sericulture, Chubameren said that in line with the government of Nagaland notification, the department of Sericulture has organised this sensitization training on plastic free. Vote of thanks was delivered by Sanny Pongener, deputy director of Sericulture.
Zunheboto: Meanwhile according to DIPR, a meeting of the district task force was held in the office chamber of DC, Zunheboto on May 20, chaired by Shanavas C, DC Zunheboto. He briefed the members about restrictions on the use of plastics in Zunheboto town. After thorough discussion the members agreed on the following resolutions i.e segregation of waste (dry and wet) to be done in every household and separate waste bins for dry and wet waste will be provided in every household in Zunheboto. 
Awareness and sensitisation on waste segregation, limiting use of plastics and payment of certain amount as sanitation fee by the public, to be undertaken by Sumi Baptist Church Zunheboto, Zunheboto town Sumi Baptist Church, Zunheboto town Sumi totimi hoho, Zunheboto Range Students Union, schools and ward councils; ward task force to be set up in every ward and colony wise scrap dealers to be employed for waste segregation; plastic bags over 50 microns and above to be banned and tax on plastic bags to be introduced; ban on small PET bottles to be banned once a bottling unit is set up and for which a suitable place for construction of bottling unit is to be explored; sanitation fee of Rs. 50 to be collected from every household, where Rs. 45 will be utilised by Zunheboto town council and Rs. 5 by ward council.

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