27th Feb 2021 11:02:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

SILUK, Feb 27: A small village -- Siluk in East Siang district is setting an example by taking the initiative to become 'zero waste'  through recycling and composting and achieve the coveted tag by March 31.
In this regard, the Siluk village community members led by their GBs, Gram Panchayat members & Village Secretary collectively signed a Zero Waste declaration and firmly pledged to reduce, recycle and reuse wastes & compost to achieve the goal of Zero Waste Village by March 31, in the presence of Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Kinny Singh here today. 
On the occasion, the DC also handed over bags for collecting recyclable wastes to GB, A. Yirang and urged each household to put all solid waste such as paper, plastic, metals, glass into the bag and call on the printed phone number when the bag is full; the recycling partner from Green Squad will come and collect the bag & hand over a new bag to them.  
The kitchen & organic wastes is to be collected in the compost pits to be reused as organic manure for such sustainable goals.  The DC said that support & cooperation of the NGOs & village community is a must in any initiative of the District Administration.
Dean, CHF, Dr. B.N. Hazarika said that College of Horticulture & Forestry, Pasighat  is also a  partner in adopting Siluk Village and the UPS School in collaboration with the East Siang District Administration and provide all handholding support in making Siluk a green, zero waste and beautiful village.
The faculty members of   CHF will provide all support & impart training in efforts of the village community in vermicomposting, village & school beautification, greenery etc. DDSE, Jonnge Yirang, earlier also highlighted on the objectives and narrated the journey of Siluk village & its transformation as the Cleanest Village of East Siang.
NGO Swachh Siluk Village headed by youth, Chirman, K Nong Borang, Green Squad team led by Niku Shah and SSA team who recently contributed Bamboo dustbins are key partners. It may also be mentioned that Siluk is also the birthplace of the Literary Doyen, Lummer Dai.
Siluk Village made up of 147 households falls under Mebo Sub-Division in East Siang. 24 Composts pits have been completed with 4 compost pits in every Gram Panchayat Zone. DIPRO

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