DC stresses on need for mass awareness about generating less garbage

LEH: Deputy Commissioner Leh Sachin Kumar Vaishya chaired a review meeting of Project Tsangda in the DC office Conference Hall today.
Assistant Commissioner Development Leh Sonam Norboo, Assistant Commissioner (Revenue) Rigzin Spalgon, Block Development Officer Leh/Chuchot Padma Angmo, BDO Khaltse Virendra Kumar, Director EcoSage Rohit, supervisors and concerned officials attended the meeting. BDOs of Panamic, Diskit, Kharu, and Nyoma, attended the meeting through video conferencing.
DC Leh Sachin stressed on the basic need for mass awareness about generating less garbage at our homes to reduce its after-effects. On the departmental level, focus should be given on a full-proof mechanism to regulate and take steps towards finding ways to solve the garbage issue, he said.
After a threadbare discussion on various aspects, the DC gave directions to the concerned officers and departments to resolve the issues pertaining to lands of Project Tsangda in the villages of Spituk, Nimoo and Choglamsar. Direction was also given for intensive mass awareness drive to educate and motivate the general public about the importance of segregation of garbage at their homes.
Topics concerning electrification of centers, procurement of machines, installation of incinerators, creation of storage cell at Leh Project, creation of ‘Waste to art parks’, modules for running centers, among others, were also discussed in detail.
Speaking on the occasion, ACD Norboo pointed out the need to motivate the residents and encourage them to become part of the segregation process at the primary level.
Training given by the department would yield better results in the long run thus making villages in particular and Ladakh in general a clean place with proper garbage management system, he added.
BDO Leh Padma Angmo also spoke about issues concerning her block.
Supervisor Project-Tsangda Yangchan and Rohit gave a detailed overview of achievements, works accomplished, challenges and road map of Project Tsangda during the past three years.