THREE DZONGKHAGS REC­OG­NIZED FOR WASTE MAN­AGE­MENT

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Her Majesty The Gyalt­suen awarded cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of recog­ni­tion to the three Dzongkhags: Samtse, Tsir­ang and Thim­phu, for their con­tri­bu­tions to waste man­age­ment and en­vi­ron­men­tal ac­tiv­i­ties in their Dzongkhag and Thromde.

An en­vi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion com­pe­ti­tion on the theme ‘Beat Plas­tic Pol­lu­tion’ which fo­cuses on en­vi­ron­men­tal ac­tiv­i­ties were con­ducted na­tion­wide last month.

The Dzongkhags and Thromdes were judged on ac­tiv­i­ties car­ried out dur­ing the en­vi­ron­ment day on June 4 this year, and on waste man­age­ment ac­tiv­i­ties car­ried out since June 4 last year.

Samtse took the first price for con­struct­ing 800 bio­gas di­gesters and car­ry­ing out bio­gas pro­mo­tional pro­grams. Whereas Tsir­ang had ac­tiv­i­ties such as plan­ta­tion pro­grams, monthly clean­ing cam­paigns and en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to use bam­boo plates and cups car­ried out as the waste man­age­ment ac­tiv­i­ties.

Thim­phu on the other car­ried out ac­ti­vaties such as plas­tic re­cy­cling projects, and ad­vo­cacy. The Dzongkhag also en­forced on waste seg­re­ga­tion at source, ozone park de­vel­op­ment, con­vert­ing mini dump yards into mi­cro-gar­dens and demon­stra­tion on turn­ing kitchen wa­ter to com­post.

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