Kohima district admin advocates plastic free lifestyle

Kohima district admin advocates plastic free lifestyle

Principal Secretary Abhishek Singh IAS addressing the joint meeting on restriction of plastic use in Kohima held at AMK Conference Hall on March 26. (DIPR Photo)

Kohima, March 26 (MExN): A year after being tagged as the second most unlivable city in India, Kohima is ready to not just make amends but become one of the model capital cities of India and lead the global fight against Plastic Pollution. The transformation of Kohima has begun with the launch of the Smart City Project and soon Kohima will be a smart city occupied by smart people. Yes, the citizens of Kohima have come together to say ‘No to Plastic’ and adopt a plastic free lifestyle.

According to a DIPR report, in what can be described as a momentous occasion in the fight against Plastic pollution, the citizens of Kohima represented by various NGOs, CSOs and public leaders along with the State Government and District Administration decided to put a total ban on single use Plastic products in the State Capital in a joint meeting held on March 26 at AMK Conference Hall Kohima.

Abhishek Singh IAS, Principal Secretary & Chairman State Empowered Committee on Plastic Waste Management in Nagaland in his opening remarks brought to light the menace of plastics and the destruction it does to our environment. He said that problem of plastic waste has been a pressing concern for all and the most important aspect towards creating a plastic free environment is by ensuring that the community as a whole realizes the need to safeguard the environment not just for the present generation but also for the generations to come. ”Plastic is not to be blamed. Plastic is very useful and is not the problem. It is the general public who through the indiscriminate use of plastic products that causes the problem.” he said. He further stressed on the importance of the participation of the citizens for the project to be successful.

Several important topics relating to implementation of the plastic ban were discussed during the joint meeting wherein priority was given to educating and sensitizing the general public on the damages that plastics cause to the environment. Representatives from the business community also shed light on the more practical aspects of the ban and feasibility of the project. The gathering also discussed the ban of plastics as an opportunity for upcoming local entrepreneurs who can supply with alternative bio degradable replacements for the banned single use plastic products. The meeting concluded with the house jointly deciding to enforce a total ban on all single use plastic products and to educate and sensitize the general public towards a plastic free “Kohima”, a smart city with smart people living a plastic free lifestyle.

Abhishek Singh IAS, Principal Secretary & Chairman State Empowered Committee on Plastic Waste Management in Nagaland in his opening remarks brought to light the menace of plastics and the destruction it does to our environment. He said that problem of plastic waste has been a pressing concern for all and the most important aspect towards creating a plastic free environment is by ensuring that the community as a whole realizes the need to safeguard the environment not just for the present generation but also for the generations to come. ”Plastic is not to be blamed. Plastic is very useful and is not the problem. It is the general public who through the indiscriminate use of plastic products that causes the problem.” he said. He further stressed on the importance of the participation of the citizens for the project to be successful.

Several important topics relating to implementation of the plastic ban were discussed during the joint meeting wherein priority was given to educating and sensitizing the general public on the damages that plastics cause to the environment. Representatives from the business community also shed light on the more practical aspects of the ban and feasibility of the project. The gathering also discussed the ban of plastics as an opportunity for upcoming local entrepreneurs who can supply with alternative bio degradable replacements for the banned single use plastic products. The meeting concluded with the house jointly deciding to enforce a total ban on all single use plastic products and to educate and sensitize the general public towards a plastic free “Kohima”, a smart city with smart people living a plastic free lifestyle.

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