From our Correspondent
TINSUKIA, Jan 12: A week-long Zero Waste Campus programme began at Tinsukia College on Thursday under supervision of Switzerland-based SKAT Foundation and Consultancy as a pilot initiative under its broad waste magement plan for Tinsukia. The pilot scheme envisages construction of compost pits and installation of coloured bins in different locations within college campus and monitoring of its proper usages. The Principal of Tinsukia College, Dr Bhuban Gogoi has extended full support to the team with active cooperation of college Eco club- D’par, NSS and NCC units.
Headed by Dr Sanjay Kumar Gupta, the SKAT team comprises of Ittisha Sarah, Tessa Stuket, Kam Waghrey and Aman Aggarwal. The Foundation has been entrusted by the Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal to lay a composite waste magement plan for Tinsukia town. The team already had discussion with various stakeholders like Tinsukia Municipality and district administration. Dr Gupta, an alumnus of Tinsukia College and an expertise in waste magement globally, while interacting expressed surprise over the disposal of waste by municipal authorities. While the town is littered with garbage, waste is being disposed by the side of river, he observed. The team after thorough assessment of the town will submit a detailed project report to the State Government.