Wednesday, June 23, 2010

ENVIRON launched Waste management programme at Itanagar Capital Complex

Guwahati- based NGO ENVIRON has said it is planning to set up a waste recycling plant in Itanagar. Environ’s president Amarjyoti Kashyap informed during a community awareness programme for women and housewives at D Sector here today that besides contributing to cleanliness the plant would generate employment opportunities for hundreds in the capital complex. The programme was sponsored by NABARD. Circle officer Habung Lampung, who also participated in the programme, said people’s cooperation is necessity in the administration’s move to give the capital complex a facelift. The Government departments alone cannot be expected to be able to keep the capital clean, he said.

Lapung urged the NGO to provide training to the women here in solid waste management, segregating biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste, etc. D Sector development Welfare committee general secretary Tara Yorna Thomas also sought people’s cooperation with the administration in keeping the capital clean. Meanwhile , City deputy commissioner Padmini Singla along with additional district magistrate Tolo Potom and others today visited government offices and various sector in contribution of the administration’s capital facelift’ drive. The DC has said the administration would take strong action against those carrying out unauthorized excavation on the road side and feeling trees in the capital complex. Potom later participate another awareness meeting held by Environ at A Sector here.

(Courtesy: Aruanchal Front, a state daily from Itanagar, 30th May 2010)

Kripaljyoti Mazumdar
Coordinator, Division of Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation
ENVIRON, 60, L.N.B. Road, Hatigaon, Guwahati-781006
Ph: 09436633121

Sunday, June 6, 2010

World Environment Day 2010 Celebrated by ENVIRON in Parijat Academy (Pamohi, Near Deepor Beel) and B. Borooah College, Guwahati supported by ASTEC

The World Environment Day 2010 was celebrated by ENVIRON, a prominent group of Northeast India engaged in conservation of nature and biodiversity simultaneously in B. Borooah College Guwahati-07 and Parijat Academy, Guwahati-35 with this year’s theme ‘Many Species, One Planet, One Future’ with the financial support from Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC).

In Parijat Academy the programme was conducted in collaboration with Panchtatva, Gauhati University. The programme commenced with the elaboration of the significance of the World Environment Day and this year’s theme by Mr. Kripaljyoti Mazumdar, Coordinator, Division of Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation, ENVIRON. Mr. Uttam Teron, Principal, Parijat Academy, welcome all the students and urged them to work for conservation of nature and natural resources. Then after, an Extempore Speech Competition was organized among the students. Ms. Trishna Sarma, Researcher, Department of Zoology, Gauhati University and Mr. Kaustubh Rakshit of ENVIRON coordinated the competition among the students. Mr. Kripaljyoti Mazumdar, Ms. Trishna Sarma and Mr. Kaustubh Rakshit on behalf of ENVIRON handed over a bundle of 17 books on various environmental and popular science including two Science Dictionaries to Mr. Teron for the Library, Parijat Academy. The programme concluded with a Vote of thanks from Mr. Teron and with the word that in future too ENVIRON will conduct such environmental workshop for children in near future too.

World Environment Day celebration programme at B. Borooah College Guwahati was organized by Environ in collaboration with SYNAPSE, B. Borooah College and Panchatatva, Gauhati University. The programme gets off the ground with a plantation programme by Dr. Dinesh Baishya, Principal B. Borooah College and a Drawing competition programme among the school students. Dr. Baishya delivered a talk on the Water scarcity & environmental damage caused by Open Cast Mining in Patkai region. Mr. Bidyut Bikash Sharma of Panchatatva, Gauhati University discussed about the Climate change issues in India. A documentary film on Environmental issue was also screened in the afternoon and Mr. Kripaljyoti Mazumdar of ENVIRON spoke on the role of youth in mitigating & challenging Climate change scenario during the evening hour discussion.

(Press release, ENVIRON)