Silchar: One of the serious problems faced by people, both in urban and rural areas, is of growing pollution. Various factors are behind it. Among them, growing human number, indiscriminate garbage deposits, lack of awareness and civic sense have all combined together to create a chaotic situation. Added to it is the inept handling of the problem by the civic or municipal authority which is further compounded by lack of any scientific way of waste disposal and drainage system. Going round the major towns of Barak Valley glaringly and brazenly brings to the fore the stark reality.
Keeping this burning issue in mind, Mizoram and Cachar Frontier of Border Security Force in coordination with India Green Service for social cause of solid and liquid waste management organized a talk on the subject “Garbage to Gold” at BSF campus, Masimpur, near this town, recently. The oration by C Srinivasan, project director, India Green Service, focused on integrated and sustainable solid and liquid resource management. The informative and enlightening talk was attended by more than 200 BSF personnel along with their families.
C Srinivasan in a simple and lucid manner explained the ways and means by which everyone can contribute towards clean and green planet. He has to extend his helping hand for scientific solid and liquid waste management. He pointed out that the solid and liquid wastes directly impact human health and have far reaching consequences if ignored. He also stressed upon segregation of garbage on daily basis. Biodegradable wastes are to be separated from non-biodegradable wastes so that these can be decomposed accordingly. His advice was to have separate waste bins at home one for biodegradable and another for non-biodegradable wastes.
Solid and liquid resource management is one of the key components of Swachh Bharat Mission which has been launched with the objective of maintaining cleanliness, hygiene and the general quality of life among the masses and most importantly for ‘ecological balance’. Clean and green environment can be well maintained if each and every citizen vows to commit himself to be a part of scientific management of wastes. And the BSF personnel at the session got much food for thought and also motivation in making the environment pollution free.