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Awareness on waste management

Awareness on waste management
Manager of Kohima Solid Waste management facility, Pandey (C) explaining to the students about the landfill area at Kohima Solid Waste management facility, Lerie. (NP)
Correspondent Kohima, Jul 12 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/12/2019 11:55:20 AM IST

An awareness programme for students on waste management and plastic pollution for a cleaner and greener Kohima was held at Solid Waste management facility, Lerie, Kohima on July 12. 

The programme was organized by Kohima Smart City Development Limited under 100 days Smart City Special Initiative Campaign on Sanitation in collaboration with Green Team Kohima.

Seven colleges from Kros College, Baptist College, Sazolie College, Kohima College, Don Bosco College, Alder College and Modern College attended the awareness programme. 

Founding member of Green Team Kohima, Thangi Mannen called for active participation from the students’ community to eradicate the usage of plastic and its pollution to the environment and humans. 

She also advised them to take more responsibility to tackle the issue of plastic pollution before it’s too late. 

Adding that plastic has not only become a part of human existence but also impossible for human to do away with it, she  said it was time for every individual to contribute towards in taking responsibility of their own waste. 

Manager of Kohima Solid Waste management facility, Pandey said an average of 35-40 tonnes of wastes was dumped every day in the state capital. 

While speaking on the challenges, he said that they were unable to segregate the waste 100 percent due to less manpower, which they managed to recover only 20-30 percent, while the rest are directly thrown at the landfill area. 

To tackle this problem, he advised that citizens of Kohima to segregate their own waste separately (biodegradable and non biodegradable), that will help them in reducing time and managing waste treatment more efficiently.

He informed that 25 labours working are currently working the plant facility centre for 8 hours (8 am to 5pm). 

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