Guwahati waste management: Evaluation of solid waste processing plant completes

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Some 15 lakh metric tonnes (MTs) of waste have accumulated at the closed dump site
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Guwahati waste management: Evaluation of solid waste processing plant
Boragaon dumping ground | file

Guwahati waste management: Evaluation of solid waste processing plant completes

Guwahati: The state government has informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that it has already completed the technical evaluation of bids for installation of solid waste processing plant in Guwahati and is examining its viability.

Waste disposal has been a major crisis for both civic bodies and the authority in the city for years.

Earlier, the Kamrup (metro) district administration shifted the dumping ground from West Boragaon area to Chandrapur last year following a previous order by the NGT in 2019.

However, the shifting of the waste disposal ground faced major hurdle from the civil society of Chandrapur. Later, the district administration was forced to re-shift the waste disposal ground from Chandrapur to an area of 70 bighas at Belor Tol at East Boragaon in the city.

Since July last year, the GMC has been dumping garbage of the entire city at Belor Tol.

Assam government also informed the NGT that it has shut down the dumping site at West Boragaon and Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has begun bio-remediation of the legacy waste accumulated at the closed site.

Some 15 lakh metric tonnes (MTs) of waste have accumulated at the closed dump site.

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