IMPHAL, January 8, 2017: In an endeavour to protect and preserve the green cover of northeastern state of Manipur, a solid waste treatment plant has been set up at Lamdeng in Imphal West.
The plant, set up under a state government initiative, is helping the state manage solid and industrial waste.
The operations of the plant, which will treat, process, recycle and disposing solid waste of Imphal, has been handed to a private agency Eco Care Private Limited.
The plant has been functioning under the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) model since December 15, 2016.
“As of now our end product is only bio compost and in the future we will try to generate power also,” said Madhurjit Singh, Plant Project Manager.
This venture has also helped generate employment opportunities for many in the city. Currently, the plant employs 19 people.
Imphal produces 120 tonnes of waste per day and a number of processes are involved in effectively managing this waste. It includes monitoring, collection, transport, processing, recycling and disposal.
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