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JAMMU: Chairman JK Pollution Control Board, Suresh Chugh lauded constructive role being played by “We The Humans” in spreading awareness about different important issues related to environment and humanityChugh was speaking in a function organized on Friday by We the Humans Forum for Nature and Mankind, here.Chugh said that Pollution Control Board has divided Tawi river into 12 sections for technical monitoring. “JKPCB has now acquired more powers to enforce the environmental laws and the defaulters are being dealt with severel,” he said adding that clean environment is every one’s right and concern and sought cooperation of the people towards better environment.He also appreciated initiative taken by Er. S C Dutta in introducing non plastic Poly Lactic Acid based compostable packaging technology at Birpur, Samba. Earlier, KYS Manhas Chairman “We The Humans”, while welcoming dignitaries, said that during pandemic period members/volunteers of “We The Humans” remained continuously in touch with public, distributed 250 quintals of ration besides the hygiene kits and blankets among poor people. Capt Lalit Sharma, former APCCF and Vice Chairman of the the organisation, demanded a mega project for Tawi river for its entire 2168 square kilometer catchment area on Integrated Watershed Management basis to restore Tawi river to its erstwhile pristine glory. Dy Mayor, Adv Purnima Sharma, in her presidential address, said that JMC is fully aware about environmental needs of Jammu city and in this regard 100 crore project for “Solid Waste Management” is in pipeline for Jammu city.Awards for their remarkable contributions towards protecting environment were presented to S C Dutta, Sunil Singh DFO, Ashwani Kumar DFO, Anju Koul District Officer Sericulture Department, Guldev Raj and Range Officer Rakesh Verma. Women of the Year (2020) Award J&K UT was presented to Pooja Gupta MD Himalayan Bio Organics Pvt Ltd, having brand of Nimbark Organics Earlier, 20 pages annual Newsletter (2020-2021) of We The Humans was released by the dignitaries.
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