TAMIL NADU

Meet on pollution

Staff Reporter

COIMBATORE: The block level co-ordination committee of self-help groups (SHGs) will meet on November 16 at Avinashilingam University. The meeting will discuss the role of SHGs in eradicating problems caused by environmental pollution.

Around 300 SHG leaders are expected to participate. They will discuss the condition of streets and drainage channels in their residential areas, how to organise members in conducting awareness programmes, action strategies for removing garbage and cleaning ditches, for collecting household wastes and also for educating people to avoid the use of plastic bags.

They will discuss methods to use the services of public health centres and municipal health centres to educate people on health. They will also draw up a plan to work with the local administration in solving health problems.

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