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ENFOGAL conducts 'clean up plastic waste' campaign

Source: Chronicle News Service / R Lester Makang

Ukhrul, October 03 2021: Two-week long campaign initiated by Ukhrul-based NGO ENFOGAL to bring down the level of plastic waste pollution in the district, concluded on Saturday.

During the campaign held from September 15 in association with PHED Ukhrul in connection with the celebration of 75 years of India's Independence, the ENFOGAL team comprising local youth conducted various programmes creating awareness and picking plastic waste in different localities in the township.

"Our focus is on reduction of plastic waste and imparting of knowledge to promote clean environment through community participation," the team said in a statement.

The youth carried out plastic waste picking activities in town localities like Meizailung tang, Greenland, Lengkhai tang, Hamleikhong during the campaign.

The team shared the knowledge of ban on single use plastic and encouraged youths to take actions for a change towards healthy environment.

"We appeal to all the citizens to be more responsible and aware of our ownership through behavioural change to make our environment safe," it said.

The campaign was also supported by Integrated Mountains Initiative, which works for 'Clean Himalayan Campaign'.

ENFOGAL took part in the campaign as a peer educator representing Ukhrul district of Manipur which is amongst the 12 Himalayan States.

Meanwhile, Swachhta Senanis champion awards were also given out to Meizailung tang, Hunphun and Khuilung tang, Hungpung at the district level by PHED Ukhrul during the campaign.