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NGO conducting Green Action Week events

By STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Oct 1 - Environ � a leading environmental NGO of Assam � is conducting the Green Action Week programme in Kamrup Metro district. The Green Action Week (GAW) is a global campaign to promote sustainable consumption and make people aware about the benefits of cutting down on the use plastic, as well as the role of communities in promoting sustainable consumption.

�This year�s campaign has been planned in the context of the pandemic, which has had a severe negative impact on sustainable consumption. The pandemic has resulted in a tremendous increase in the use of plastic. Single-use plastic has made a big comeback in India due to increased use of masks, gloves, face shields, PPE kits, sanitizer bottles, etc. The plastic waste is expected to be 9.4 million tonnes in 2020. Since work and education have both gone online, use of electronic gadgets has also increased tremulously,� Dr Amarjyoti Kashyap, president of Environ, told The Assam Tribune.

�On the brighter side, there is 70-80 per cent increase in the production and consumption of organic products, as consumers consider immunity as an ammunition to fight the virus,� he added.

Environ today organised a capacity building programme on �Waste Management and Organic Farming� in Tatimara village under Chandrapur block in Kamrup Metro.

�In view of the pandemic-induced situation, we have planned a stakeholders� meeting in Guwahati and some capacity building programmes at Chandrapur,� he added.

In today�s programme, Dr Kashyap highlighted the benefits of organic vegetables and organic green tea to build immunity and to fight against Covid-19. Tutumoni Kalita, a local youth leader, also stressed the need to practise organic farming and domestic organic green tea gardening in every household.

The Green Action Week is being observed this year from September 28 by around 60 organisations in 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America. An initiative of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, it is being carried out in India coordinated by CUTS International, a global consumer advocacy group headquartered in Jaipur.

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NGO conducting Green Action Week events

GUWAHATI, Oct 1 - Environ � a leading environmental NGO of Assam � is conducting the Green Action Week programme in Kamrup Metro district. The Green Action Week (GAW) is a global campaign to promote sustainable consumption and make people aware about the benefits of cutting down on the use plastic, as well as the role of communities in promoting sustainable consumption.

�This year�s campaign has been planned in the context of the pandemic, which has had a severe negative impact on sustainable consumption. The pandemic has resulted in a tremendous increase in the use of plastic. Single-use plastic has made a big comeback in India due to increased use of masks, gloves, face shields, PPE kits, sanitizer bottles, etc. The plastic waste is expected to be 9.4 million tonnes in 2020. Since work and education have both gone online, use of electronic gadgets has also increased tremulously,� Dr Amarjyoti Kashyap, president of Environ, told The Assam Tribune.

�On the brighter side, there is 70-80 per cent increase in the production and consumption of organic products, as consumers consider immunity as an ammunition to fight the virus,� he added.

Environ today organised a capacity building programme on �Waste Management and Organic Farming� in Tatimara village under Chandrapur block in Kamrup Metro.

�In view of the pandemic-induced situation, we have planned a stakeholders� meeting in Guwahati and some capacity building programmes at Chandrapur,� he added.

In today�s programme, Dr Kashyap highlighted the benefits of organic vegetables and organic green tea to build immunity and to fight against Covid-19. Tutumoni Kalita, a local youth leader, also stressed the need to practise organic farming and domestic organic green tea gardening in every household.

The Green Action Week is being observed this year from September 28 by around 60 organisations in 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America. An initiative of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, it is being carried out in India coordinated by CUTS International, a global consumer advocacy group headquartered in Jaipur.

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