YAZALI/CHULLYU: In an effort to make the village waste free and encourage rural tourism, the Department of Tourism in collaboration with Waste Bank- NGO and supported by Further & Beyond ,Royal Enfield under its Himalayan Fringes Project launched a Community Based Waste Management System at Agro Tourism Village – Chullyu , Lower Subansiri District on Saturday.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Director –Bengia Manna Sonam appreciated the villagers and NGOs for coming forward with such noble initiatives to keep the village a waste-free zone. “There is a huge scope of community tourism as well as in rural tourism. Tourists from different parts of the world will come to see rural India there, culture, and tradition, so we all should focus more on rural tourism and keeping our village waste free by taking such initiatives.
She further appreciated the villagers of Chullyu for taking a resolution to avoid making any kind of litter in the village areas, even resolved not to burn garbage in the village but to deposit it in the Waste Bank, so that there should not be any disturbance in the environment. She also encourages the villagers to develop more homestays, Village Guide, and other truism activities to prosper rural tourism.
Earlier, ZPM Nabam Biju who attended the event as Chief Guest inaugurated the Community Based Waste Management System. She also appealed the villagers to use the Waste Management System and assured to confer all possible helps for the development of tourism activities in the village.
Meanwhile, Committee Member of ‘Ngul Chullyu’ – Bengia Ama informed the gathering that the village has already taken on Waste Management in the Village. Even we took the decision not to throw waste in rivers, even decided not to use plastic materials or burn waste in the village jurisdiction. The decision was taken after various workshops and awareness programmes being conducted by the Department of Tourism and Waste Bank, he added.
Among others, Chairperson Gram Panchayat Member- Taba Handa, AE-PHED –Yazali Likha Topu and members of Waste Bank- NGO also attended the event.