DIBRUGARH: Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Labour and Employment Rameswar Teli inaugurated a 100 metric ton capacity Solid Waste Management Project, first of its kind in the Northeast, at Lekai Thakurthan, about 8 km away from Dibrugarh town on Friday amidst presence of Prasanta Phukan, Binod Hazarika, MLAs of Dibrugarh and Lahowal, former
MLA Rituparna Barua, Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha and Superintendent of Police Shwetank Mishra.
The ambitious project built over 210 bighas of land under the Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Programme (AUIIP) can transform 100 MT solid waste into manure, plastic products, granules and other essential day-to-day products daily, separating into imperishable and biodegradable waste products by processing in modern machines. Inaugurating the project, Union Minister Rameswar Teli in his address said, "A long-faced problem related to disposal of solid waste product of the people of Dibrugarh has been solved with the inauguration of state-of-the-art Solid Waste Management Project."
The minister further stated that the solid waste products of nearby places like Lahowal, Chabua and Moran, besides Dibrugarh area would also be processed in this Solid Waste Management Project. Teli also disclosed that similar projects are to be set up in Guwahati, Jorhat and Tinsukia also. He hoped that the project, which was started during the tenure of former
Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Loya Maduri in 2017, would treat the garbage of 22 wards of Dibrugarh and transform into 40 ton compost manure from 100 ton garbage. Compost manure can be used in the agricultural sector and the tea estates in the district as an organic manure for higher yield.