Saturday, 28 September 2013

Waste Problem in Darla

Darla Gewog is one of the largest and most populated Gewog located along the Thimphu and Phuentsholing highway under Chukha Dzongkhag. It has an Approx. area of 250 Sq.Km. the Gewog Comprise of six Chiwogs and 45 villages with a population of roughly eight thousand(8000). Cash Crop (Orange and Cardamom) is the main source of income.

With an enormous population, waste disposal has been a great problem for a very long time. Lying of waste like plastic bottles ,cans,plastic bags…etc can be seen not only in the resident areas but it is also found along the high way.

After the sensitization of Waste Mgt Act the Gewog Administration decided to form a waste management committee. The issue was brought forward by the Chiwog Tshogpa as a main problem for causing the emerge different kind of diseases in the Gewog.During the committee’s consultation meeting with the public,By-Laws were formed. Mass Cleaning campaign is carried out on Last week of Sunday every Month. The committee frequently monitors during the Cleaning Campaign.

With the community coming together the waste has been greatly reduced compared to the earlier times.

Tenzin Namgyel
GAO,Darla Gewog,Chukha Dzongkhag
NAmgay WAngdi
GAO,LAja Gewog,Dagana Dzongkhag

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