GUWAHATI: With plastic waste clogging the drainage system in the city leading to artificial flood, the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has been contemplating following the Ahmedabad model in waste collection and disposal in the city.
The Guwahati development department minister Ashok Singhal who recently made a visit to Ahmedabad met officials of Amdavad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and inspected a solid waste treatment plant and a plastic disposable unit there.
Following this, Singhal said, “A plastic disposal unit of AMC helped Ahmedabad city to reduce the plastic waste and keep the city clean. Such initiative in Guwahati will help us managing the plastic waste to prevent our drainage system from clogging and maintain cleanliness.”
He added that the GMDA has aimed to make Guwahati one of the finest cities in the country.
The minister also held a discussion with the Nektor Engineers and Project Consultants which has been working on a GIS-based master plan for Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Silchar and Nagaon under the AMRUT mission.