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Young generation must work to protect the environment: Sonowal
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal called upon the young generation of the state to commit themselves to the cause of protecting the environment. He was speaking at the inaugural function of National Conference on Waste Disposal and Management organized by National Green Tribunal at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati on September 9.
Commenting that the whole country is now struggling with the problems of huge build up of waste and its hazardous impact on the environment, Sonowal said the situation calls for a smart handling of waste which includes processing and recycling as per the latest technology.
Saying that there is tremendous pressure on the environment with the ever growing human population and increasing living standards of people as new settlements are burgeoning and industries have also been established to meet the growing needs for survival, Sonowal stated that waste disposal or waste management requires management of the waste from its initiation to its final removal.