‘Zero littering lifestyle’ in Shillong

The capital city of Meghalaya, Shillong is setting an example of ‘zero-littering lifestyle’ with the help of awareness campaign started by the Meghalaya Urban Affairs Department in various localities, schools and colleges of the city, announced the state’s Urban Affairs Minister Ronnie V Lyngdoh in the assembly recently.

Taxi drivers have also joined this campaign where citizens are being made aware on the segregation and proper disposal of solid waste in and around the capital.

The state government if implementing Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 under which 63,000 bins have been distributed to 31,000 families.

The state government has also formed task forces and volunteer groups who ensure the segregation and management of waste.

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