Tuticorin: Stress on solid waste management

Go for a plastic-free environment, says Sports Minister

Tuticorin: “Grow trees,” Minister for Environment, Sports and Youth Welfare, T.P.M. Maidheen Khan, said here on Friday while speaking at an awareness programme on solid waste management and segregation of plastic organised by Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board in association with Tuticorin Corporation.

He said that a drive would be launched in all districts for a plastic-free environment.

Residents should refrain from dumping waste in public to lead a hygienic life, Minister for Social Welfare; P. Geetha Jeevan said.

R. Balakrishnan, Chairman, TNPCB, said Tuticorin was the third district, which had been chosen in the southern region of Tamil Nadu for the drive.

The combined efforts of TNPCB, India cement and Corporation would bear fruits.

Collector G. Prakash, Mayor of Corporation, R. Kasthuri Thangam, S. Nanda Kumar, India Cement, P. Kubendran, Commissioner (Corporation) spoke.

Assistance to the tune of Rs. 13, 43, 440 was extended to 101 beneficiaries and free house site pattas to 26 persons. Saplings were planted on the premises of a school.

Later, Mr. Khan flagged of a rally by students to create an awareness of evil impacts of plastic usage.

From THE HINDU

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