DIMAPUR, March 14 - A local committee in Mon district of Nagaland has initiated a project to help women drug users mentally, spiritually and economically in order to recover and reintegrate into the society. The Konyak Union�s Committee on Drug Abuse, Mitigation and Prevention (CoDAMP) has started the programme for women drug users of Mon district under the banner of �Mongh�m� � meaning hope in Konyak dialect.
As a first step towards recovery and reintegration, the committee conducted group counselling for the women drug users in Mon town on Thursday. The counselling was done on the theme � women in recovery.
The resource person for the programme was Rev Ellen Konyak Jamir, associate professor of Pastoral Counselling and Psychotherapy, Oriental Theological Seminary, Dimapur.
The intensive counselling session, held at Konyak Baptist Bumeinok Bangjum conference hall, was attended by 12 women drug users. The programme was co-sponsored by Beti Bachao Beti Padhao District Task Force.
The project has been conceptualised to help women drug users in line with the Konyak civil societies� declaration of �War on Drugs�.
The �War on Drugs� has become a community movement which is spearheaded by CoDAMP appointed by the apex civil organisations of Mon district.
Drive against plastic: The Kohima District Task Force carried out its fourth checking and confiscation exercise to enforce the total ban on single-use plastics in Kohima on Friday.
The task force on total ban of all single-use plastics has been conducting checking and confiscation exercise at regular intervals to ensure that the ban on the sale and use of single-use plastic is strictly enforced. It aims to create awareness and realise the dream of a plastic-free Nagaland.
The team, divided into two groups and aided by various NGOs and government departments, conducted the exercise. They visited shops in and around Kohima town to check use and sale of single-use plastics, including poly-propylene bags.
A number of shops were caught using the banned plastic bags and selling minerals water bottles. The erring shopkeepers were fined and the banned products were confiscated. The seized items will be later disposed of by Kohima Municipal Council.
The Kohima district administration thanked the public organisations, Kohima Municipal Council and government departments for their cooperation and participation in the exercise.