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Manipur Minister launches plastic bottle bank

Minister Govindas Konthoujam lauded the District Administration of Bishnupur for the noble initiative to curb littering and plastic pollution in the district.

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Bishnupur: Works and Youth Affairs & Sports Minister, Government of Manipur, Govindas Konthoujam launched Plastic Bottle Bank for collection of plastic bottles Saturday at Mini Secretariat complex in Bishnupur. 

The launching program was organized by District Administration, Bishnupur in association with Samvardhinee Nyas, Manipur Prant and Nehru Yuva Kendra, Bishnupur. 

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Deputy Commissioner of Bishnupur Lourembam Bikram; Proprietor, Manipur Plastic Industries, G. Sharma; State Head, Samvardhinee Nyas, Manipur Prant,  Oinam Indira Devi; Deputy Director, NYK Bishnupur, Dr. Salam Dhanachandra:  district officials and staff; and functionaries of Samvardhinee Nyas attended the function.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister Govindas Konthoujam lauded the District Administration of Bishnupur for the noble initiative to curb littering and plastic pollution in the district. Stating that plastic wastes can cause devastating environmental impact to soil health, flora and fauna; and also threaten the human’s health, Minister Govindas urged all to minimize plastic pollution for the future generation and a healthier environment.

Deputy Commissioner Lourembam Bikram informed that about 60 Plastic Bottle Banks will be installed at strategic locations across the district including the venue for the upcoming Sangai Festival at Moirang Khunou.

It may be mentioned that the plastic banks which are fabricated out of iron mesh are voluntarily donated by Ministers and MLAs of the district, Police, NYKS, several DLOs and Samvardhinee Nyas among others.

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