ITANAGAR, Nov 21: A two-day state level workshop and training as part of public awareness and information, education and communication under component of Swachh Bharat Mission [Urban] was organized by UD&H department at Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre here which concluded on Tuesday.
UD&H scretary S.K. Jain while speaking as chief guest has assured for levying penalty if garbage is littered beyond designated location by citizens by enacting/framing a specific law. He urged all participants to take the event seriously so that implementation of SBM [U] at ground level could be done with ease and could effectively eradicate open defecation.
UD&H CE-cum-SBM [U] mission director Taba Tedir emphasized the need and importance of segregation of solid waste at source, which will help to dispose solid waste in proper and scientific way. For effective segregation of waste at source, social and community mobilization is necessary for bringing behavioral change among the citizens, he opined, and urges all participants to participate in the workshop, dedicatedly.
The programmes coincide with World Toilet Day. The Green Mount Higher Secondary School students presented a drams to showcase the World Toilet Day.
The technical session spread over two days, was participated by SBM brand ambassador committee [Nav Ratnas] Lily T. Jamoh, Nido Tama, Tasaso Yun, IMC & PMC officers and officials, representative of Itanagar and Naharlagun Market Committee, Auto & Tempo Union of Itanagar and Naharlagun, NGOs, students and teachers of King Cup Public School and Green Mount Higher Secondary School.
Four GoI’s empanelled experts viz., Col. Shivraj Kumar, independent expert Prof. Dr. Mona N. Shah, Dean, Amity University, Noida, Saurav Agarwal, adviser, EBTC [SBM] and Dr. SA Khadar, independent experts imparted training as resource persons covering door to door collection, community mobilization, anti defacement campaigns, waste to energy & waste to compost, behavior change and composting, according to an official release.