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Ban on single use plastic comes into force in Ukhrul
Source: The Sangai Express / Mungchan Zimik

Ukhrul, October 02 2019: In line with the countrywide ban on single use plastic from today, Ukhrul district too has banned single use plastic with effect from today.

The ban on sigle use plastic came into effect to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Ukhrul Deputy Commissioner Joseph Pauline Kamson while speaking at a programme today at the conference hall of DRDA, Mini Secretariat Ukhrul delivered an official ban on "one time use plastic materials" in Ukhrul district with immediate effect.

The ban is on plastic bags, small plastic bottles, plastic plates, plastic straws, plastic cups etc.



Ban on single use plastic comes into force in Ukhrul
Ban on single use plastic comes into force in Ukhrul


Pauline also said that the birth anniversary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi has been observed across the globe from 2007 as non-violence day.

Later, the DC Ukhrul administered pledges to Ukhrul ADC Chairman Dr Yaronsho Ngalung, SDOs, DLOs, CSOs and students for participation in clean India movement.

Dr Yaronsho Ngalung assured that Ukhrul ADC will support and take part in the Swachhata Hi Seva activities.

The DC also distributed certificates to "Ukhrul ADC, NSS students of Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School, Kasomtang locality, and Ihao Facebook group" for collecting plastic wastes and participating in the Swachhata Hi Seva movement.

Later, a public rally was held from DC office to women market, Phungreitang to spread awareness on Swachhata Hi Seva and Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas.

In a separate programme, KVK Ukhrul in collaboration with ATMA/District Agriculture Office, Ukhrul organized an awareness programme on "Against Single Use Plastic" at Yungrei Conference Hall, Ukhrul.

Yirmeila V Zimik SMS (Agron) Asst.

Chief Technical Officer, KVK Ukhrul spoke on the harmful effect of single use plastics and distributed pamphlets.

A demonstration on promotion of Farmers Producer Organization (FPO) and judicious use of fertilizers based on Soil Health Card (SHC) was held.

Over 100 farmers and students of Oriental Naga Academy, Ukhrul including Elizabeth Luiram BJP vice president Mahila Morcha Manipur, Varechon Raikhan, DAO Ukhrul and Dr L Loken Singh, Senior Scientist & Head (i/c) attended as chief guest, guest of honour and presidium members respectively.

Meanwhile Eco Club Ukhrul held a rally from Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School up to AR Public School in support of the ban on single use plastic.

Eco Club Schools of Ukhrul, Sacred Heart HR Sec, St George School, MM School, Central School, UPS, Ukhrul HR Sec, Scholar School, LAES, Model HS, Savio School, Kendrya Vidyalaya, AR Public School participated in the rally.


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