GUWAHATI, April 28 - Voice of Environment (VoE), an organisation of environment activists, organised a campaign �Protect Umananda Island and its Ecology� in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Science, Royal Global University (RGU), here on Sunday.
As part of the campaign, a team from VoE gathered at the Uzanbazar Ferry Ghat in the morning and interacted with devotees and visitors from across the country regarding plastic pollution with reference to biodiversity conservation at the world-famous Umananda Island, which is also a heritage site of Assam.
The team reached the island and started a cleanliness drive there. They collected plastic waste from around the island and disposed it at place marked by the temple authorities.
The team later conducted a plantation drive by planting several fruit plants, keeping in mind the food habits of the Golden Langur.
�An appeal will be made to the Kamrup Metro district administration and the Inland Water Transport department for strict legislation and follow-up activities to meet the goal on this world-standard eco-tourism destination,� said a statement from the organisers.