Silchar: In a bid to make the city of Silchar clean by adopting sustainable means, Cachar district administration along with the Silchar Municipal Board has taken up certain stringent measures to be mandatorily followed in the coming days. In a meeting held on Tuesday at the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner, a decision was taken to take some concrete steps. The decisions are decentralized and in-situ waste disposal to be taken up by the SMB and door to door collection agencies, bye-laws need to be enforced in plastic waste management, segregated waste collection at the source to be implemented at households and commercial establishments, identification of transfer stations to be done immediately, a detailed plan on ‘street vendors’ to be formulated, low cost structures for in-situ composting to be started immediately by bulk-waste generators like marriage halls and hotels, awareness generation on above mentioned decisions and SMB to ensure covered transportation of garbage.
Further, in the meeting it was agreed upon that all marriage halls will report within 10 days on their own model of waste management and after 1 month inspection on the same would be carried out by District Administration. A complaint redressal mechanism needs to be set up by NGO and at SMB. Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri, categorically mentioned that as per the Solid Waste Management rules, every waste generator has the responsibility to segregate at source, compost, reuse, recycle and reduce waste that ultimately ends up at landfill. She also mentioned that in the market areas, premises of bulk waste generators, where lot of waste is generated, in-situ methods should be adopted for disposing waste without incurring huge expenditure on transporting the waste. The garbage from vegetable markets should be collected while it is fresh and to be handled separately without mixing with other kinds of waste. The DDMA, NGOs, Merchant associations and Bazaar committees took part in the meeting and ensured cooperation towards achieving the objectives.
In continuation of the trash tag challenge initiated by the district administration of Cachar for sustainable management of solid waste, a cleanliness drive was conducted on Tuesday from Janiganj to Nahata point through the town of Silchar. The drive was attended by assistant commissioners of Cachar Maria Tanim, Nabaneeta Hazarika and Kimneinem Changsen, Puspanjali area level federation CS, a local NGO of Silchar and employees of Silchar Municipal Board were also among participants in the drive. Maria Tanim, assistant commissioner of Cachar informed that the district administration has planned for separate disposal of dry waste and wet waste and gradually it will cover the entire Cachar district. She also added that the district administration is contemplating to convert the biodegradable waste into fertilizer which would be economically viable option. Some locals of the town also joined this initiative and lauded this effort of Cachar district administration.
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