JKPCC felicitates ‘Plastic Free J&K’ campaign volunteers
JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Pollution Control Committee Saturday hosted a Commendation ceremony to felicitate volunteers of ‘Plastic Free J&K’ campaign.
Chairperson J&K Pollution Control Committee (JKPCC) Dr. Neelu Gera presided over the ceremony held to felicitate volunteer participation of Industrial units under CSR, social activists, Producer Responsibility Organization (IPCA) and NGOs namely Disha organization and Live for others, for their active participation during the Campaign on “Plastic Free J&K” conducted from June 4 to June 25 of 2022 on eve of World Environment day.
As a part of Government of J&K’s initiative towards Plastic Free J&K, JKPCC initiated a mass awareness campaign across the districts of Jammu division which included Jammu, Udhampur, Kathua, Samba, Rajouri, Poonch, Doda and Reasi covering different locations including Vegetable and fruit markets, gated communities and commercial areas, under the supervision of Chairperson JKPCC, Dr. Neelu Gera, Member Secretary JKPCC M K Kumar and Regional Director JKPCC Jammu Sat Paul.
The campaign was aimed at cleanliness drives and distribution of cloth bags as a weekend endeavour for one month.
Approximately around 40 kgs of plastic waste was collected at Rajouri and Poonch during cleanliness drive.
Chairperson JKPCC Jammu appreciated the efforts put in by Divisional Officers JKPCC Jammu, Kathua, Reasi, Udhampur, Rajouri, Poonch, Doda and Samba in organizing this mass awareness campaign as an effort towards plastic free J&K.
She emphasized the need to adopt eco-friendly and biodegradable products and avoid use of single use plastics.
“Such initiatives will save our planet from further degradation. I appeal general public and youth to be part of this campaign in large numbers to make J&K clean and green,” she said.
K Ramesh Kumar expressed deep gratitude towards volunteers for their active contribution in making this campaign a huge success, with distribution of approximately 7000 cloth bags among the general public to create awareness towards the need to adopt alternatives to plastics, to ensure sustainable living.