Pro Rural Dimapur launched” Project Waste to Gold”, supported by SBI Foundation at Model Colony Sumi Fellowship Hall, Purana Bazar Dimapur with Shri. Thejavizo Nakhro, EAC Chumoukedima as the Chief Guest on 24th November, 2017. The program was led by Miss Chüthuzhüni Chache from Pro Rural and invocation by Ms. M. Twinkle Akito, Asst. Women Pastor EDSBC, Purana Bazar. The project will cover Model Colony and Jorapukhuri under Purana Bazar, Dimapur and service to about 2000+ families.

Mr. Adahe Neli from Pro Rural shared a brief past and current activity of Pro Rural and mentioned that Pro Rural has been in the front line in the field of Environmental issues since 2012. He highlighted the current project and said that the current project is to tackle the twin problem of Youth unemployment and Environmental issues in Dimapur. Through this humble initiative, Pro Rural aspires to provide employment to few unemployed youths in the area by employing them as door to door waste collectors , segregate waste and set up a mini community composting plant and compost the biodegradable waste to make manure-Black Gold and develop a sustainable livelihood through this activities. He seek the support and cooperation of the local community leaders and members to make the project successful

Smt. Hatneikim Imsong, Chief Manager (Compliance and Risk) SBI, RBO Dimapur in her speech shared about SBI CSR and its Vision and Mission and said that SBI CSR wants to become a premier CSR institute.  She also mentioned how difficult it is to get CSR project this days and congratulated Pro Rural for reaching this far and becoming eligible and qualified to get this CSR project from SBI Foundation. Shri. Vikuto Wotsa, GB Model Colony and Shri. Khevihe Chophy, Retd District Session Judge from Jorapukhuri also spoke and ensures their full cooperation towards implementing the project. Shri. Vikuto Wotsa also shared about the waste problem in their area and mentioned that people dump their waste at any open space. This was done specially at night and many people dump their waste as they drive past which makes it difficult to catch them. Shri.Khevihe Chophy shared how they grew up in the olden days and says we need to “commit our lives for good cause”.  Both the GB ensure their full support and cooperation

Shri. Thejavizo Nakhro, EAC Chumoukedima in his speech mentioned that this kind of initiative will benefit the people socially and economically. This kind of project is a win win initiative. He also appreciated the model of the project where some unemployed youths will be given employment and help them to develop their livelihood through this project. In an urban set up, where the urban authorities are finding hard to manage waste and ways to reduce waste, it is a welcome initiative. As the Administrator of the area he encouraged the local community to extend maximum support to Pro Rural. He also encouraged the local community to segregate waste which will make the task of the workers easy to manage. He said he look forward to work together with Pro Rural even in other localities and ensure to extend his full support.

The Launch program was attended by around 60 people including the Council Chairmen, GBs, retired Bureaucrats, Judges, Officials and leaders from Model Colony and Jorapukhuri, SBI, RBO,Dimapur, Dimapur Municipal Council, Nagaland Pollution Control Board, CAN Youth and other well wishers. Mr.Vikuto Achumi from Pro Rural pronounced the vote of thanks. Thereafter, the Chief Guest Launched the Project by cutting the Ribbon on the Vehicle to be used for waste collection in the Project Waste to Gold and the distribution of work implements, tools, protective gears and Uniforms was done by Smt. Hatneikim Imsong, followed by refreshment.

Group Photo


Chief Guest: Thejavizo Nakhro, EAC Chumoukedima cutting the Ribbon