Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Sonepur: Padaghara, a voluntary organisation at Sonepur commenced a campaign to make the town polythene free. Organising a meeting today at Bijupattnaik square, citizens of the town took oath to trim down the use of polythene in daily life and show the way towards a zero carbon life style. Sharing the objective of the campaign Sri Udit Kumar Babu told that increase use of polythene making air, water and soil polluted.
Drains of the town are getting chocked and creating problem in sewerage system. This is leading to an unhealthy situation as mosquito, flees are getting chance to breed. Municipal administration has the responsibility regulating the solid waste, which include polythene, but failed in all aspects. Sonepur is the second largest temple town in Odisha and being a responsible citizen it is our part of job to make the town clean and green.
Ambuj Bihari Satapathy explained the impact of Polythene on environment and health. He told that the water of both Mahanadi and Tel River is getting polluted and biodiversity is reduced. He urged the administration to activate the sanitation squad to regulate the unauthorised use of polythene.
Appealing citizens of the town, Byomkesh Tripathy told that being a proud Sonpuria, an in habitant of Sonepur town it is our prime responsibility to make our town free from polythene. The meeting was followed by a signature campaign and an awareness rally.
Senior citizen, media persons, advocate, academician, students and others participated in the programme. Rajib Kumar Nayak, Sarada Mishra, Satayanarayan Sahu, Ananga Negi, Shyam Sundara Padhi, Gopesh Kumar Panda, Suresh Das, Brajamohan Pradhan, Haraprasad Das, Suvendu kumar Panda, Kishor Mishra, Sridhara Bag, Debajyoti Raiguru, Bhagaban Guru, Rajkishor Patra, Susanta bhoi of Padhaghara facilitated the programme.