Union minister Rameswar Teli inaugurates Assam’s first solid waste management project in Dibrugarh
Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Rameswar Teli on Friday, inaugurated the state’s first solid waste management project at Lekai in the outskirts of Dibrugarh town.
Speaking at the inauguration programme, Teli said, “It is a historic day for the people of Dibrugarh. Over the years, the residents have faced problems because of the lack of a proper garbage disposal unit, and much of the sewage was getting dumped in the Maijan area near the Brahmaputra River in Dibrugarh. But today, with proper steps taken by the Dibrugarh and Lahowal MLAs, the project is a reality.”
The project is built at a cost Rs 75.03 crore on a 28.3-hectare plot of land under the Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program (AUIIP) and the mega facility can convert 100 metric tonnes of solid waste per day into compost. According to official estimates, the 22 municipal wards of the town produce around 80 metric tonnes of solid waste every day.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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