Ranchi produces 365 tonnes of Plastic per annum is a major threat to the Environment – RMC

Ranchi: The State Capital Ranchi produces 365 tonnes of plastic and other synthetic fiber including Polyethylene per annum is a major threat to the Health of Ranchites and Serious Environmental degradation, data released by Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) ahead of World Environment Day in Ranchi on Friday.

This Year’s United Nations World Environment Day theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’.

The Plastic Waste Management Law 2016 says ban on single-use plastic.

100 microns or less than 100 microns which can be found in earbuds with plastic sticks, balloons, plastic flags, ice-cream sticks, polystyrene (thermocol), plastic plates, cups, glasses, forks, spoons, knives, straw, trays, wrapping or packaging films, sweet boxes, invitation cards, cigarette packets, plastic bags and banners are banned in India as per 2016 plastic waste Management law enacted by Parliament of India.

“We don’t have a plastic processing plant to segregate or recycle it,” said Rajnish Kumar, Deputy Municipal Commissioner of RMC.

Jhiri garbage dump yard near Manati Ring Road is the largest dump yard in the city and it has been spread over 45 acres of land, DMC Rajnish Kumar added.

“Total 2500 (Two Thousand and Five Hundred) Cleanliness workers are working 24 X 7 to clean the city,” Rajnish Kumar said.

RMC officials added that, “We used to spread Bleaching Powder and Limestone Powder to protect villagers from Malaria and Dengue at Jhiri Village of Ranchi City.”

Often it is seen that cattle at the side consume plastics in search of food. How to avoid it we have discussed with our officials at a monthly board meeting of RMC.

“Renewable and alternative sources of energy production and how to avoid pollution from our daily life is a matter of concern,” RMC Officials added.

“We have planted Solar plants in various government offices of Ranchi City and created an awareness drive to promote Sustainable Development,” Rajnish Kumar added.

“We have a provision to take fine and heavy penalties to those who try to pull out and waste supply water of RMC,” Rajnish Kumar said.

“State Pollution Control Board and RMC jointly work to reduce pollution and to clean the city from time to time,” Rajnish Kumar added. 

My message to World Environment Day celebrations is that “Rain Water Harvesting and Tree Plantation is the solution to protect the environment from its degradation,” Rajnish Kumar Said.

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