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Swatchhata Hi Seva campaign launched

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/16/2019 11:09:53 AM IST

Swatchhata Hi Seva (SHS)-“Cleanliness is Service” campaign under the theme “plastic waste shramdaan” was launched in Dimapur and Tuensang districts on September 16. 

In Dimapur, the campaign was launched by convenor, Zero Waste Himalaya Nagaland (ZWHN), Thangi Mannen at DC Conference Hall.
According to DIPR report, delivering keynote address, Thangi Mannen, stated that the SHS, 2019 was the beginning of the process to achieve India’s commitment to eliminate all single use plastic in the country by 2022, as announced by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
She said the campaign would be conducted in three phases: first phase from September 11 to October 1 (awareness generation period), phase II on October 2 (mass social work) and phase III from October 27 (collection, segregation and transportation for recycling and disposal). 
She therefore said that participation of all government departments, NGOs, individuals, institutions would be required.
Thangi said that waste collected from all over the state would be sent to Dimapur for which she informed the administration and DMC for arrangement of a bailing machine. 
Explaining the ill effects of plastic, she requested all to adopt the principle of “my waste my responsibility” and to handle own waste through proper segregation and disposal.
The programme was chaired by DC Dimapur, Kevekha Kevin Zehol, while vote of thanks was said by urban development officer (UDO) and member secretary, Pangzangkokba.
Tuensang: Under the initiative of the Tuensang town council, deputy commissioner Tuensang, Mohammed Ali Shihab launched the Swachhata Hi Seva at CKS Hall Tuensang.
The programme was attended by representatives of all the wards, school students and several NGOs, DIPR reported stated. 
DC expressed concern on the plastic waste management and encouraged the public to understand the concept of sustainability, so that future generations should have equal accessibility to the quality environment.

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