Training on solid waste management

Training on solid waste management
Thungjamo Odyuo along with resources persons on Friday.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 11/22/2019 12:03:55 PM IST

One day training on solid waste management under Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was jointly organised by Rural Development and State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) at the conference hall of SIRD, Kohima on Friday.

A press release by the department stated that in his inaugural speech, additional director, RD, Thungjamo Odyuo highlighted the importance of solid waste management.

He said improper solid waste management not only creates health hazards to individual but to the whole community and has far reaching socio-economic and ecological consequences.

Odyuo said ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, government of India had notified the Municipal Solid Waste (managing and Handling) Rules in 2000, making it mandatory for municipal authorities to set up waste processing and disposal facilities, identify sanitary landfill sites and improve existing dumpsites.

However, the additional director lamented that the compliance did not happen mainly because of the inability of municipalities to implement waste processing and disposal projects.

For the rural areas, Odyuo said although there were no collection systems at present, the inherent practice of source segregation of wet waste for animal feed considerably reduces the problem of waste segregation.

He further informed that the Governor of Nagaland has notified 33 villages covering 28 blocks for compliance of Solid Waste Management Rules 2016. Towards this, all village council have been asked to prepare action plans as how to manage their waste as envisaged under Rule 13 of Solid Waste Management Rules 2016.

The release said the training covered introduction to solid waste management, overview of various waste management rules and policy, duties and responsibility of village council with regard to waste management. The resource persons were RDO, Celine Thol, RDA, Teisozhavi Tetso and RDO, John Wesley Magh.

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