DHUBRI, June 6: There was a strong appeal from various social organizations of Dhubri district to stop using plastic materials on the occasion of World Environment Day in Dhubri district. Dhubri Deputy Commissioner Ananta Lal Gyani, while addressing a public meeting on Environment Day at Jinkata Ashram premises of Dhubri district, also appealed to the villagers to make this model village completely free from plastic. The appeal from Dhubri Deputy Commissioner came day after Dhubri was declared an ‘Open Defecation-free’ district by the State Government on Monday. Gyani was addressing a meeting organized by Dhubri district Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) on Environment Day with day-long activities.
“Workshops, training and awareness campaign will be held on how to manage the plastic and stress will be given to reduce, reuse and recycle the plastic in a phased manner. In addition to these, dustbins made of bamboo will also be put up in the villages for disposing plastic. And subsequently similar programmes will be extended to other villages of the district,” Gyani added.
Gyani said that to make this programme success, villagers must come forward because pollution by plastic had become a serious problem, not only for Dhubri district or Assam, but for the nation and the world as a whole. Speaking as the chief guest, Golokganj legislator Ashwani Roy Sarkar also spoke at length on the ill effects of plastic and appealed to the villagers to stop using plastic in their day-to-day lives. The meeting was conducted by Dhubri District Information and Public Relation Officer Bikash Sarma and was also addressed by president of Halakura Goan Panchayat, Bharati Bala Roy, and social worker Raghuranjan Bepari. After conclusion of the meeting, plantation programme was carried in and around the Ashram. On the other hand, plantation and distribution of saplings of tree was also carried by Dhubri Divisional Forest Office at Kismathasdah Higher Secondary School and Dhubri Circle Office premises.