Women groups pledge to fight waste menace for smart Kohima
Dimapur, Aug. 9 (EMN): With an aim to create mass sensitisation on waste management and transform Kohima into one of the smartest cities in the country, a seminar was held for women groups in Kohima town on August 9 at KMC Hall.
The event was organised by Kohima Smart City in collaboration with Green Team Kohima (GTK). A total of 58 women from 32 organisations and churches attended the seminar, according to an update from the joint CEO of Kohima Smart City Development Limited.
During the programme, the participants pledged on five points action plan:
* To include “waste management” as a topic in church/ organisation programmes and seminars
* To practice waste segregation and home composting
* To propagate the concept of “my waste, my responsibility”
* To practice and promote use of cloth bags only
* To be ambassadors for environment protection.
The CEO of Kohima Smart City, Kovi Meyase welcomed the participants and said that the people have the choice to remove the “second most unliveable city” tag and make Kohima one of the smartest cities among the 100 cities chosen in India. He added that “every citizen has to play a part towards Kohima becoming Smart.”
Meyase also pointed out that “women are the best agents of awareness creation and when women come together anything is possible.”
The Joint CEO of Kohima Smart City Development Limited highlighted practical and possible lifestyle changes and adjustments towards managing waste and controlling plastic pollution based on the three Rs- reduce, reuse and recycle.
The GTK led the participants in a group work on the present scenario of waste management where new ideas and experiences were shared. It presented a short demonstration on waste segregation and aerobic home composting.
Roko Savino, a local inventor, also gave a demonstration on anaerobic, odourless and organic home composting that can also be used in septic tanks for anaerobic bacterial treatment. He gave away free samples of the bacterial pulp to all the participants.