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Call to ban use of plastic on rly station premises

6/6/2018

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, A workshop for awareness on rules and laws related to environment with the railways was organized at Railway Officers Narmada Club, Habibganj under the chairmanship of Additional Divisional Railway Manager Ajit Raghuvanshi. MP Pollution Control Board regional officer Dr.Pushpendra Singh, executive engineer RR Singh Sengar, Central Pollution Control Board Bhopal regional director Dr. PK Behre and senior scientist Sanjay Mukhati were invited at the workshop. MP Pollution Control Board regional officer Dr. Pushpendra Singh said it is necessary that plastic and polythene should not be used on the station premises for the protection of environment. If any vendor used plastic cup or polythene then fine must be imposed on him. The level of pollution increases when plastic accumulates in the environment. When tea is served in plastic cup, then plastic particles dissolve in the tea which is the cause of cancer. Dr. Singh said we should not use polythene as it is non-biodegradable. An awareness campaign should be launched to educate the vendors at railway platforms and penal action should be taken against them if they still continue the use of polythene. He said the environment cannot be protected as long as we continue to use polythene. He said the water used on the station premises should be re-used after recycling. Central Pollution Control Board Bhopal regional director Dr. PK Behre said the Environment Day should be celebrated every day. We should think what we can do to reduce pollution at our level. He said plastic bottles and plastic food packets should not be used on station premises. Dr. Behre said we should raise awareness on this issue. MPPCB executive engineer RR Singh Sengar said the government has formulated rules for the protection of environment and we should have knowledge of these rules and follow them. Sengar gave information about various rules related to air and water pollution. CPCB senior scientist Sanjay Mukhati the Indian Railways is a very large organization. The railways are taking action for maintaining cleanliness. He said installation of sufficient number of dustbins at suitable places on the station premises would motivate the passengers not to litter or throw trash at any place. The staions should have modern means of cleanliness and the responsibility of the vendors to maintain cleanliness should be fixed. Additional Divisional Railway Manager Ajit Raghuvanshi thanked all the officials of MPPCB and CPCB and said measures would be taken for the protection of environment as suggested by them. Senior divisional mechanical engineer Ajay Shrivastava welcomed the guests and ADRM by presenting saplings to them. Divisional commercial manager Navdeep Prakash Agrawal conducted the programme and expressed gratitude.

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