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MEETING OF THE KYKWM AND WOMEN’S GROUP TO FIND MEANS OF REDUCING WASTE IN JOWAI

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Jowai: The group, “Khooid Ya Ka Wah Myntdu” on the 18th of March held a meeting of the women’s group in Jowai city so that they can be at forefront in looking for means and ways to reduce the amount of waste generated from households which is a means to reduce the piling of waste in Jowai city and nearby sites of Jowai.

On this day, the women’s group from all the localities of Jowai attended the meeting held in the Iingdorbar of Lion Mission Compound, Jowai, in which H.H Mohrmen, the President of Society for Urban Rural Empowerment (SURE) gave a detailed explanation on how to turn the biodegradable waste from households into fertilizers.

Whereas for non-biodegradable waste such as plastic containers and others, he explained that they should be collected and be given to scrap collecters or dealers.

Furthermore, he said that the biodegradable waste such as vegetables and discarded food from the kitchen can be used as fodder for pigs as animal rearing is also one of the employment opportunities for the youths of this day and age.

He urged that as residents they must strive as much as they can towards the reduction of waste generated from their households in order to win this war against waste.

As it is at present, the indiscriminate dumping of waste in Jowai has increased ever since Jowai Municipal Board (JMB) has not acquired a proper solid waste management location which has led to the waste in Jowai to increasingly piling up in all parts of the city which has resulted in Jowai becoming an ugly city filled with unpleasant odour all over.

K.L Pariat in his speech on Myntdu river reminded that during the Lockdown, the cleanliness of Myntdu river was witnessed allowing for animals and birds to also wander around the river, and even in the localities in Jowai, wild animals like monkeys and others wandered into the city as a result of the quietness and calm in the localities all around.

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