Waste Wise Managers come out with solid waste management idea
DIMAPUR, APRIL 30
Empowerment of young people as Waste Wise Managers for Better Urban Solid Waste Management in Dimapur city kicked off today at Pro Rarul’s office with the slogan “…a clean city is a strong reflection of our moral and civic values…”.
Fifteen volunteers from three localities/colonies- Supply Colony, Lake View Colony and Notun Bosti (Ao Khel) attended the first batch of the training programme and have resolved to take up a step forward for better sanitation management in their respective localities/colonies.
The training began with words of welcome and introductory note by Ms Kahuli Swu, a Pro Rural staff. She gave a brief introduction about the waste management and the purpose of the training followed by sharing of views, issues and concern of waste management by the participants in their own localities. The participants expressed a deep sense of concern for their localities which are far from the reach of any sort of waste/sanitation management. They pointed out that hardly there is any public designated and managed garbage by the concerned department.
Most often, wastes are dump on the roadsides or unofficial dumping sites with no option available which is found to be unhygienic for the residents as well as for the environment.
They also felt that it is their own responsibility to keep their own surroundings clean and healthy and all the participants gave positive note to carry out their task of creating a healthy environment starting from their own locality.
Athilu Khrasi, the team leader of Pro Rural, which is also a Youth- Led Initiative, animated the technical session on different types of waste and the importance of segregation and controlling waste at source. He also highlighted the basic principle of efficient Solid Waste management practice based on 3 Rs – Reduce, Re-use and Recycle.
Come this December and let’s watch out whose locality/colony will be adjourned the best waste managed colony in Dimapur city said L Kamo, also a team member from Pro Rural in his sharing on the different activities to be carried out by the Waste Wise Managers.
It may be mentioned here, Pro Rural is actively joining hands in campaigning for a clean and green Dimapur and has carried out various programmes on environment issues and concern in the past as well.