Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sasan village cleared of plastic, garbage


Sasan village cleared of plastic, garbage


Rajkot/Ahmedabad: Hundreds of villages in Sasan, who have resolved to ban plastic, embarked on a massive clean-up drive in the village and surrounding forest area on the occasion of World Environment Day on Monday.


Twelve roads in the village including the main market were cleared of plastic and other garbage. "Around six to seven tractors full of plastic and garbage was collected and disposed off. We also covered the forest areas near by and the roads leading to the jungle," said Jumabhai Katiya, sarpanch, Sasan.


Deputy conservator of forests, Sasan, Dr Ram Ratan Nala said that 48 guides, 60 drivers and 24 forest staff and other prominent persons of the village participated in the drive. "Besides the 12 routes, we also cleared plastic waste from the Jamvala range of Gir west division," Nala told TOI.


The garbage that could not be transported was burnt.


In Porbandar, the Bird Conservation Society members distributed sparrow nests and saplings free of cost to the citizens. A rally to create awareness about environment was also held, said the society's president Bharat Rughani.

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