‘Swachhata Pakhwada’ Organized in Numaligarh

‘Swachhata Pakhwada’ Organized in Numaligarh

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Numaligarh: Swachhata Pakhwada, an initiative under Swachh Bharat Mission of the Government of India, was organized by India Tourism in collaboration with Kaziranga National Park authority, Aaranyak, Bokakhat subdivisional police, Kaziranga Jeep Safari Association, Kaziranga Journalist Association and Kaziranga bazaar sammitee at Kohora, near Kaziranga National Park on Saturday.

The programme started with a cleanliness drive at Kohora Chari Ali in presence of P. Shivakumar, Director, KNP and Kalyan Kumar Das, SDPO Bokakhat, along with many other dignitaries from different fields and organizations. To mark the occasion, an awareness session was also held at Kohora Chariali daily market area. The focus was laid on ban on single-use plastic in the area.

Speaking on the occasion, P Shivakumar stated, “We should work together to stop the use of one-time usable plastics totally, use of this may affect the bio-diversity of the park very badly.”

The SDPO Bokakhat said, “People need to be aware fully about the ill-effects of using non-biodegradable plastic. Until and unless we adopt zero use of this one-time usable plastic, only official ban may not give us cent percent results.”

In the programme, representatives of various participating organizations and officials of KNP authority also exchanged views with the people of the area on several issues pertaining to cleanliness, importance of hygiene and environmental degradation and urged the people to pledge to keep the environment plastic-free and also to provide a helping hand in maintaining cleanliness in the peripheries of the national park.

Under this Swachhata Pakhwada initiative, KNP authority along with civil administration will undertake several programmes like awareness on hazardous effects of plastic use and its safe disposal, installation of dustbins in different location of the area, awareness on sanitization and several campaigns towards promotion and maintenance of Swachhata and ensuring safe potable water. The Swachhata Pakhwada programme will conclude on September 30.

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