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Meet on waste management

Kohima, Aug. 13: A programme on North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment, an initiative on waste management, was held in different colonies here today.

The awareness campaign for segregation of waste was conducted under State Investment Programme Management and Implementation Unit and was assisted by the Asian Development Bank in collaboration with Kohima Municipal Council and the urban development department.

Community development social expert of the unit, Suresh Khanturi, who spoke during a programme held at Dainty Buds School conference hall, said the awareness programme will help Kohima in solid waste management, collect waste from the colonies and dispose it scientifically.

The students were described as “angels” who would teach the parents how to segregate dry and wet waste, earn some money and help turn the town into a clean and green city.

Three colonies in Kohima district — Ministers’ Hill, Lower Chandmari and Porterland — were selected under the programme.

Three leader community organisers were also selected from these colonies.

The programme was implemented under the leadership of sociologist of the unit, Visetuonuo Angami and its civil engineer Azole Chakhesang.

The experts said the water supply pipeline in Nagaland would cover 315km under this programme. Construction of 12 tanks and segregation of waste management would also cover total waste management.

Khanturi said scientific land fill and composing site at Lerie, which is under construction, would be completed by December.

Students of Dainty Buds School wearing masks and gloves and carrying polythene bags were sent to their classes.

Garbage was collected from every nook and corner and put in a circle for demonstration of segregation of waste.

The class captain and the vice-captain of classes, who were described as “angels”, responded to queries.

The students also participated in an exercise similar to Hand Washing Day organised by Unicef every year.

The headmaster of Dainty Buds School encouraged the students to be aware of such innovative programmes and urged them to tell their parents about awareness meets.