Nongpoh solid waste management project to complete in December


NONGPOH: The Solid Waste Management project of Nongpoh Town located at Umshangling which had been delayed for over a decade is likely to be inaugurated in December this year.


This was revealed by the Engineer-in-Chief of the Urban Affairs Department,  Edel War during the spot inspection conducted by the local legislator of Nongpoh Constituency, Mayralborn Syiem on Tuesday.


Edel War also informed that the project would be made fully operational by December this year for segregation and recycle of waste products collected from various villages under Nongpoh Town.


It may be mentioned here, the project had earlier been abandoned by the contractor and was lying in a sorry state of affairs but thanks to the initiative and intervention of the Urban Affairs Department, the project was later revived and had almost been completed after an additional fund of Rs. 1.90 crores was sanctioned by the State Government.


Beside segregation and recycle of waste products, the project will also have a vermi compost pit where biodegradable waste will be converted in to manure to be supplied to the farmers of the area whereas non-biodegradable waste will be resold.


The local legislator of Nongpoh, Mayralborn Syiem while talking to media persons said that he was compelled to conduct spot inspection as this was one of the important projects which had been delayed by over a decade. However, he lauded the timely intervention of the Urban Affairs Department which has made this project completed.


Syiem expressed hope that once this project was made fully operational, it would serves its purpose. He also urged the people to have a holistic approach towards maintaining  cleanliness in Nongpoh Town in particular and in the district as a whole.


Syiem also further exhorted the village Durbars, the Nongpoh Town Committee and the general public to extend cooperation to the district administration in order to make this project successful and also to protect the environment and stop throwing wastes in public places.




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