AIZAWL, Sept 2 - An environment committee of the Mizoram government has embarked upon a project to convert waste into asset.
A meeting of the Save Chite Lui Co-ordination Committee, chaired by Mizoram chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo, has given the go-ahead for building the first �green road� in Mizoram by using discarded polythene collected from the Chite Lui and its banks.
The co-ordination committee was formed for restoration of the dying Chite river that flows alongside Aizawl. Once a beautiful river, the Chite Lui has been gradually turned into a virtual garbage dump.
The meeting decided to build a road at the Reiek tourist resort by using plastic waste collected from the Chite instead of bitumen.
�The committee was unanimous on having the first green road in the state and decided to constitute a monitoring group with representatives from the NGOs to study, monitor and report on the progress of the work,� said an official statement issued on Monday.
The committee also decided to do videography of the whole process, right from the first day of work till the opening of the green road, for creating public awareness.
The task of building the green road using two quintals of polythene collected from in and around the Chite river will be taken up by the state PWD and it is intended to be completed before the Anthurium Festival to be held at Reiek tourist resort either in October or November.