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DMC organise workshop on waste segregation

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Mar 19, 2022 9:40 pm

Our Reporter
Dimapur, March 19 (EMN):
Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) organised a ‘training-cum-workshop on segregation of waste under SBM-2’ for the Gaonburas (GB), colony council chairmen, and sanitation committee members at Town Hall Dimapur, on Saturday.

Informing that segregation of waste management would be implemented in Dimapur soon, the DMC administrator, Albert Ezung, has sought public participation and involvement. He has urged the gathering to work together for the benefit of the public and also informed that inspection for the cleanest town and city competition in Nagaland organised by the Urban department would be held from April 4 to the 7th in Dimapur. He added that it would be a ‘shame for everyone if Dimapur finds itself again among the dirtiest cities in India’.

Stating that the contribution of DMC alone is inadequate, he urged the citizens of Dimapur to keep the city clean and achieve the coveted title of cleanest city. Ezung reminded that the declaration of Mokokchung as the ‘cleanest city’ in North East India was due to people’s participation. He informed that Mokokchung has only 20 to 30 sanitation workers as compared to Dimapur, which has 150 to 160 sanitation workers.

Ezung also informed that a mass social work would be organised on March 26. He added that a cash prize would be awarded to the colony which could collect the highest quantity of dry waste and also carry bonus points during cleanest colony competition.

M Adrain Mahung, while discussing segregation of waste, has stressed on the importance of waste segregation at household level into hazardous waste, no hazardous waste, wet organic waste and dry inorganic waste. Mahung added that segregation of waste at home takes no time but would take days for the municipality to do the segregation.

Mahung stated that Dimapur is expected to produce 133 tons of waste in the year 2022. He, therefore, urged to segregate waste according to ‘dry’ and ‘wet’ starting from homes. He informed that the cleanest countries are those which segregate waste at home.

The chief manager of waste management, Amos Ezung, shared his testimony, while the president of GBs’ Union urged all the colonies to give full co-operation to DMC and implement what was taught during the workshop.

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Mar 19, 2022 9:40:00 pm