Guv urges people to adopt environment-friendly practices

ITANAGAR, Jun 01: Governor Lt Gen K T Parnaik Thursday called upon the people to adopt environmentally friendly practices to save energy, water, reduce single use plastic and adopt a sustainable food system and a healthy lifestyle.

Participating in the ‘Mission LIFE: Lifestyle for Environment’ mass mobilization programme at Raj Bhavan here, he advocated for an urgent need to come together and take ‘Lifestyle for Environment’ forward as a campaign to become a mass movement towards an environmentally conscious lifestyle.

The governor appealed to the people of the state to become ‘Pro Planet People’, so that they can ensure a safe and sustainable future for the generations to come.

Parnaik also administered the ‘Lifestyle for Environment’ pledge to the participants on the occasion, a Raj Bhawan communiqué informed here.

The governor, while stressing on cleanliness, emphasised on ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ practices by every citizen. He also suggested use of public transports, CNG and electric vehicles, solar appliances and biogas to prevent air pollution.

Parnaik said that the environment today is a great concern for all and every individual must take steps to preserve and protect the environment. He exhorted the people to ease the demand on nature and asked the people to plant as many trees as possible.

Earlier, Arunachal Pradesh region centre of Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) officer in charge Dr Santabala Gurymuym, informed that in the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Mission LiFE, on November 1, 2021 in Glasgow calling upon the global community of individuals & institutions to drive LiFE as an international mass movement.

State Environment and Forest Minister Mama Natung along with officers and scientists of the department, ZSI, Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and G B Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment, participated in the programme.

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