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Workshop on waste management, Mission LIFE’ held at NEISSR

By EMN Updated: Sep 08, 2023 7:10 pm
Participants listening to a resource person during the workshop on ‘Waste Management and Mission LIFE’ at NEISSR hall, Chümoukedima, on Friday.

DIMAPUR — The Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB) Dimapur, in collaboration with North East Institute of Social Sciences and Research (NEISSR), Chümoukedima, organised a workshop on ‘Waste Management and Mission LIFE’ at NEISSR hall, on Friday. 

The workshop, on the theme ‘Together for clean air,’ was held to commemorate International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, NEISSR informed in a press release.

Khriehunuo Rutsa, programme officer, EIACP, NPCB, who took the first session of the workshop on the topic ‘Solid waste management’, in her presentation, said that Indian urban cities produce a total of 62 million tons of solid waste per year. She also informed that Dimapur alone produces a total of 115 tons of solid waste per day.

Rutsa also stressed various challenges of solid waste management including non-segregation of wastes, lack of manpower and machinery and lack of awareness among the citizens.

Mvudzeviu Shuya, scientist ‘B’, NPCB, the resource person in the second session on the topic ‘Plastic and e-waste management,’ highlighted the effects of plastic and e-waste on human health and the environment.

Emphasising the role of citizens in handling e-waste, Shuya said that the public should segregate e-waste from solid waste at the household level and then contact the collection centre, instead of giving away e-waste to scrap dealers.

In the third session on the topic ‘Mission LIFE (lifestyle for environment), Lashikali Chishi, information officer, EIACP, NPCB, informed that Mission LIFE was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at CoP26 IN Glasgow on November 1, 2021.

In her presentation, Chishi elaborated on how to achieve the seven different LIFE actions – save energy, save water, say no to single-use plastic, adopt sustainable food systems, reduce waste, adopt healthy lifestyles and reduce e-waste.

She also highlighted various sustainable development goals (SDGs 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15) which are being contributed by Mission LIFE. The session culminated with a LIFE pledge, where more than 200 students took the pledge to protect and preserve the environment and to encourage the same to their dear ones. 

Earlier, the workshop commenced with a welcome address delivered by Rev. Fr. Lawrence Khing, vice principal, NEISSR. Kevisede Pucho, assistant environmental engineer, NPCB, chaired the programme and Er. Aghali A Swu, environmental engineer, NPCP, delivered the keynote address.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 08, 2023 7:10:38 pm
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