Members of the East Garo Hills district administration have been urged to go paperless as far as possible in an effort to generate less waste, save money and save trees.
In a circular on November 19, the Deputy Commissioner, Swapnil Tembe, observed that a lot of paper is wasted during meetings by printing the content of presentations made. Reports and agendas are also furnished to all present at the meetings despite the availability of email and Whatsapp.
“This results in unnecessary wastage of paper as the data is already presented on the screen. For convenience of all attendees, the presentation can also be shared to everyone’s phone via email or WhatsApp,” offered the DC.
He agreed that sometimes hardcopies may be needed for in-depth analysis but this would amount to only a small fraction of the paper being wasted.
“Please make efforts to go paperless in your review meetings. This one small step will drastically reduce your paper requirement while also cutting expenses. Needless to say the environment will benefit too with fewer trees being chopped down for paper,” said Tembe in his appeal to all departments.