Manipur minister expresses the need to introduce syllabus on waste management
Imphal, July 5 (EMN): Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD) Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar has expressed the need to introduce syllabus on waste management from primary level.
Early introduction of the topic will help in dissemination awareness to the masses in protecting environment, he said.
Speaking at the inaugural function of the two-day capacity building programme on “Six solid waste management rules 2016” on Friday, Shyamkumar expressed concern over the plastic waste pollution in the state.
The workshop was organised by the National Productivity Council in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and Manipur Urban Development Agency and MAHUD.
The minister expressed hoped that the workshop will help the department officials in bringing out strategy to solve the waste management problem in the state.
He urged all the stakeholders to jointly work for the successful implementation of the six management rules.
The six waste management rules notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change are Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016; E-waste Management Rules, 2016; Plastic Waste Management Rules,2016; Biomedical Waste Management Rules, 2016; Construction and Demolition Rules, 2016 and Hazardous and Other Wastes (Movement and Trans-boundary Movement) Rules, 2016.
Sharing similar feelings, Commissioner M Joy Singh of MAHUD said that for the successful implementation of the waste management rules, a collective effort is needed from all the stakeholders including the citizens of the State for successful implementation of the six rules.
Director Th Harikumar Singh of MAHUD; Assistant Director Suvyendo Shivakar of NPC Guwahati office; Programme Head Swati Singh Sambyal, Sonia Henam and Dinesh R Bandela of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) New Delhi attended the inaugural function.Around 300 government officials NGO representatives and others also present in workshop.
Stalls exhibiting reused and recycled products were also set up at the venue.
Imphal which generates 120 tons of solid waste daily is the first city in Northeast to have such programme.
The NPC informed that similar workshops will be also organised in Dimapur, Nagaland this month.
India generates 1,41,064 tonnes of waste including 495 tonnes of biomedical waste and 25,900 tonnes of plastics on a daily basis as per 2016 official records.