‘Need people’s support for waste management’
SHILLONG, April 18: Tynsong said the government’s plan to have a permanent sanitary landfill site for Shillong and Jowai will not materialise without people’s cooperation.
“We wanted to have scientific solid waste management in these landfill sites but we haven’t yet got land for the permanent sanitary landfill site,” Tynsong said.
According to him, as people, community and landowners are not ready to part with their land, the government is delaying the project. The permanent sanitary landfill site with all new scientific methods will help segregate and treat the garbage.
Stating that it will not be right to blame the government alone, Tynsong said, “It is a joint responsibility of the community, stakeholders and landowners to ensure that the project materialises. Everyone is going to benefit from this project.”
He said the government is ready to pay compensation for the land which will be acquired based on the assessment of the district collector. He urged people not to blindly oppose the project.
“We are ready to hold consultations and clarify on the doubts which are there in the minds of the people,” Tynsong said.
Expressing concern that garbage is piling up in Jowai town since the government has not been able to get the land for the landfill site, Tynsong said the Urban Affairs department, Jowai Municipal Board and district administration will find a temporary solution to the problem.