An awareness programme on the significance of solid waste management, water conservation and say no to plastic was held at Main market Leh on October 2.
The awareness campaign was organised by District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) Leh in collaboration with District BAR Association, Merchant Association, Tour & travel Association, Hotel & Guest House Association, different Women’s Associations, Ladakh Ecological Development Group, Municipal Committee Leh and many other societies.
RS Jasrotia, Principal District and Session Judge also the Chairman of DLSA, Leh strongly appealed people to understand the cause and consequences of environmental threats and urged for collective protection efforts.
He stressed the need for contribution from everyone in saving the fragile environment of the region. Also, he urged people to use cloth and recyclable bags and avoid single-use plastic.
A procession carrying banners and posters highlighting the alarming environmental issues and its protection measures was also taken out from Leh gate till the main market.
Spalzes Angmo, Secretary DLSA highlighted the issue of disposal of solid waste at Bombgarh causing health hazards for the residents of Housing Colony. She informed that 21 Nambardars have filed a pre-litigation against the dumping of the waste openly at Bombgarh.
A skit on the issue of pollution and waste was also presented by the Ladakh Film Society.
The representative of All Women’s Association urged the Government to ban importing items like Maggi and chips. She said that it would eventually lead to a reduction in the generation of solid waste and single-use plastic in Leh.
Advocate Shafi Lassu, President Bar Association, Leh also highlighted the problem of pollution and solid waste.
BA Munshi, Chief Judicial Magistrate; Dr. Ishey Namgyal, President Municipal Committee Leh; Ishey Tundup, Executive Director, LEDeG; heads and representatives of other organisations were also present.