Nasatra in Barpeta district of Assam is going to be a green and polythene-free village soon as Ananda Khataniar, Brand Ambassador of the Forest and Environment Department formally initiated the process of Nasatra becoming a green, pollution-free and polythene-free village yesterday.
Addressing a gathering on the occasion, Khataniar said that he had selected the village due to its national importance. He expressed confidence the villagers would discard plastic and make the village a polythene-free one. He also urged the villagers to use paper and cotton bags and speculated that through this ‘Green Revolution’ Nasatra will be able to occupy a significant position in the global tourism map.
Khataniar, who is a crusader against pollution, informed that his earlier effort was a success at Belana, a village under Bajali sub-division of Barpeta district, which has already been declared a polythene-free village.
It may be mentioned here that an awareness meeting held on a polythene free environment at the Krishnaguru Adhyatmik Viswavidyalay recently. The meeting overwhelmingly welcomed the proposal of Ananda Khataniar to make Nasatra a green and polythene-free village. The humble beginning of the initiative was made yesterday.