Assam's First Solid Waste Management Project Inaugurated in Dibrugarh
The budget used for the project has been estimated to be Rs. 75.03 crores on a 28.3-hectare plot of land.
Dibrugarh: On Friday, Assam's first solid waste management project was inaugurated by Union Minister Rameswar Teli in the Thakurthan area at Lekai. This area is located on the outskirts of Dibrugarh.
In his inauguration speech, the Union Minister said, "It is a historic day for the people of Dibrugarh as the first solid waste management project in Assam has been inaugurated in the district. For a long time, the residents had been facing a lot of problems due to the unavailability of proper garbage disposal unit." Rameswar Teli is the Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
He added, "Earlier, garbage and waste materials were dumped in the Maijan area near river Brahmaputra in Dibrugarh, causing pollution to the entire area. Hence, due to this, the Dibrugarh and Lahowal MLAs have come up with the project and it was successfully inaugurated today."
According to sources, the estimated budget for the building of the project is said to be Rs. 75.03 crores on a 28.3-hectare plot of land. The project was built under the Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Programme (AUIIP). The solid waste management project is capable of converting waste of 100 metric tonnes per day (TPD) into compost. The project began in 2017 under AUIIP at Lekai.
The town of Dibrugarh had been dumping waste at the Maijan Ghat along the Brahmaputra river until now in an unscientific matter. The 22 municipalities of Dibrugarh town produce about 80 metric tonnes of solid waste every day.