Shillong: It is encouraging to see that the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has become so pro-active in taking care of the environment. One of the steps towards that goal is to declare an area of public importance a “No Plastic Zone” first In ewduh Shillong then Iew Sohra.
In a function attended by the local MDC Bah Titosster Well Chyne, Paiem Freeman Sing Syiem, Syiem of Hima Sohra and his myntris the EM of KHADC Bah Jambor War incharge of Markets declared that from the 23rd of September, 2019 the “No Plastic Zone” Order will start functioning. He also announced that the Hima Sohra will be the implementing authority of this Order. The EM also said that Sohra itself being the most popular tourist destination should be the right place to get rid of plastic waste. The Plastic Waste Management Rule 2016 will be enforced against any violation though he said the Council will not be happy to see any violation but rather cooperation from the public.
Speaking on the occasion were also the local MDC bah Titosster Chyne and Paiem Freeman Sing Syiem. Chyne said that it is his dream as the people’s representative to maintain the beauty, serenity and cleanliness of Sohra which has enjoyed the fame of being the best tourist destination. Therefore, he appealed to the public to extend their active cooperation with the Council in this regard to make the “No Plastic Zone” implementation a success.
Likewise, the Paiem Freeman Sing, Syiem of Hima Sohra informed that the Hima has already put in place necessary arrangement for this through the Market Committee which looks after the affairs of the Market which house to about 600 shops.