DMC confers award to cleanest colonies
Duncan Bosti Colony and River Belt Colony were declared the cleanest colonies in Dimapur under big and small categories respectively.
The ‘Cleanest colony competition 2022’ award ceremony, organised by Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) under ‘A better Dimapur’ initiative, was held at Dimapur Town Hall on Saturday.
Under the big colony category, Duncan Bosti Colony received a cash prize of INR 30,000 for winning the cleanest colony award, while the second position was secured by Naga Gaon colony with a cash prize of INR 20,000 and Lengrijan Colony with a cash award of INR 10,000 for securing the third place.
Under the small colony category, River Belt Colony won the cleanest title and received a cash prize of INR 30,000, while the second prize was awarded to Niu colony and the third place by Aokong colony. The two colonies received cash prizes of INR 20,000 and INR 10,000 respectively.
During the 1st quarter competition conducted from April to June, Kevija-u colony was declared the winner under big colony category and Northern Angami (Walford) Colony was declared the winner under small colony category. Both the colonies received cash prizes of INR 10,000 each.
During the 2nd quarter competition conducted from July to September, Imkonglenden Colony was declared as the winner under big colony category and NST Colony was the winner under small colony category. The winners received cash prizes of INR 10,000 each.
During the 3rd quarter competition conducted from October to December, Zaklesato Colony was declared the winner under big colony category and Namgailong Colony was the winner under small colony category. The winners received cash prizes of INR 10,000 each.
Speaking at the award giving ceremony, DMC administrator, W Manpai Phom, expressed hope that various issues confronting the municipality could be overcome with the continuous cooperation and support of civil societies.
Dwelling on solid waste management, Manpai expressed confidence to achieve zero waste management by implementing the government’s policy.
Manpai informed that total waste generation per day in Dimapur has decreased from 115 tonnes in 2011 to 74 tonnes per day as of 2022 under Dimapur municipal area.
As waste reduction is one of the most important aspects of waste management, he has sought the cooperation from every individual. As per assessment, Manpai informed that around 1.5 lakh tonnes of waste remained at Dimapur dumpsites, which must be mined and segregated so that the finer waste could be used to refill the dumpsite in order to reclaim the dumpsite area.
On the occasion, Manpai also highlighted the DMC’s waste management action plan. The first plan, according to him, was to deal with legacy waste through bio-mining and the second plan was to remove more than 1 lakh tonnes of legacy waste from Dimapur dumping sites.
Manpai further informed that the cleanest colony competition would continue regardless of the situation.
Also speaking on the occasion, DUCCF general secretary, Zasi Zakiesato, appealed to the DMC administrator to revive the ‘Dimapur Fest’ which is held in the month of December.