By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 11: Prof. H.P. Sharma, Rector, Gauhati University, has said that nearly 500 metric tonnes solid waste are being dumped everyday in Guwahati and it can be checked only when a proper recycle mechanism can be put in place.
Prof. Sharma said this while speaking as the chief guest at a workshop on ‘Protection, Conservation and Magement of tural Environment: Role of Student Community & Civil Society’ organized at USTM in collaboration with Aaranyak. The workshop concluded today.
Defining tural environment in terms of atmosphere, Prof. Sharma said that the earth is the only planet where all three levels of atmosphere are properly balanced and made the planet conducive for living. He reminded the role of students’ community in educating people about the importance of conserving green forest cover, fresh water resources and solid waste magement.
USTM VC Dr. P G Rao said: “Considering the fact that the north eastern region being one of the vibrant bio-diversity hubs with tural resources, we must be more cautious and careful about misusing our tural resources to avoid further destruction of this planet. Medicil plants which are being extracted for commercial purpose should be supplemented by the cultivation also. If we extract 1 plant, we must cultivate at least 3 plants so that the ecological balance can be maintained.”
KV Amerigo Principal Dr. K V Taylor emphasized the need to create awareness amongst the common people so that more concrete initiatives may be taken up towards that end.