Plastic waste shramdaan begins in Phek
Dimapur, Oct. 1 (EMN): The deputy commissioner of Phek, Sachin Jaiswal, flagged off plastic waste shramdaan campaign under Swachhata Hi Seva at Phek town on September 30. It was organised by Phek Town Council (PTC).
According to an update from Phek Town Youth Society, Jaiswal told the gathering on the ill-effects of non-biodegradable plastic waste on both human and entire environment and how burning of plastic items pollutes the atmosphere.
The Government of India initiated plastic waste shramdaan campaign as a part of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi to fight plastic menace, he informed. He requested the people of the town to take part in the cleanliness drive besides spreading awareness on plastic menace. He asked the people to avoid polypropylene bags that look like clothing materials but aren’t.
The volunteers numbering around 200 from all 11 colonies later collected plastic waste in their respective colonies. The update said that Sizin Renttah, EAC Nodal officer of Swachhata Hi Seva of Phek Town Council, will scrutinise and award the colony that collects largest amount of plastic waste.