High time for a collective approach to fight climate change challenge: LG Manoj Sinha
Jammu, Jun 16 (KNO): Stressing on community participation for sustainable development and tackling challenge of climate change, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha called upon the people from every section of the society to discharge their duties towards nature and rededicate themselves to realize the goals of sustainable growth.
As per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), using few couplets from a Ghazal of Rahat Indori, to evoke people conscious towards taking part in saving the environment, the LG said, “Na Hum-Safar Na Kisi Hum Nasheen Se Niklegā, Hamare Panw Ka Kantha Hāmi Se Niklega,’ which literally means that instead of fependfinbg upon others people should participate as community to realize the dream of realize the goals of sustainable growth and pollution free environment.
He said the effects of climate change in s visible and nature unites us to build a harmonious and prosperous society while effectively managing the challenges of climate change.
The LG was addressing a gathering after launching bioplastic carry bag developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under Polythene-free Jammu initiative along with inaugurating Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Housing and Urban Affairs.
Furthermore, the LG said people should actively contribute in such endeavours to build clean, smart and green city and a better future for coming generations.
“Youth will play a crucial role in combating climate change and building a sustainable future. Youth will also lead the communities to reduce the plastic pollution and to strengthen economic, commercial and social activities in our cities,” the Lt Governor added.
The earth and the ocean both are facing threat from single use plastic. Efforts of the people and the implementation of the 7R campaign will have to be intensified. We need both technology innovations and calibrated action to reduce plastic pollution, enable sustainable alternatives to ensure success of our sustainable development programmes, he said.
“Sale of polythene and single use plastic has been completely banned in J&K. But plastic pollution cannot be overcome only by government orders. Our resolve to make Jammu Polythene-free requires the active participation of every citizen of Jammu city,” he said.
Earlier, Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Housing and Urban Affairs congratulated the people of Jammu, Mayor JMC and ULB members on getting the alternative of polythene. He called upon the people to shun polythene bags and switch to sustainable bags developed by DRDO.
The Lt Governor Manoj Sinha lauded the DRDO for developing the bioplastic carry bag as an alternative to the polythene bags.
It is a significant step towards transforming urban landscape, faster sustainable development and ease of living of citizens, he added—(KNO)