Work starts on two plants starts in phillaur
Jalandhar, August 24, 2020: To ensure clean, pollution and stink-free rural areas, the district administration is set to build 55 Solid Waste Management plants, across Jalandhar during the current financial year.
Five solid waste management plants would be set up in each of the 11 blocks of the district.
Divulging the information, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Vishesh Sarangal said separate pits would be constructed under Solid Waste Management project where the dry and wet waste would be dumped by the waste-collecting teams. He said that for ensuring waste segregation, blue and green dustbins will be provided to the residents.
He told that the waste would be collected door to door by the teams and would be dumped separately in the pits and compost would be manufactured.
He said that green and blue dustbins have already been received and would be distributed among the residents soon as the work in Apra and Selkiana villages is near completion.
He said that funds around 3.18 lakh are being spent on the construction of the one plant out which Rs 2.66 lakh under Mahatma Gandhi- National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and an amount of Rs 52000 is being given by village panchayat.
He said that administration will also initiate mass awareness campaign amongst the residents to make them aware of solid waste management, the benefits of the source segregation at their homes for proper disposal of the waste so that Jalandhar could be made clean, green and pollution-free.
Block Development and Panchayat Officer Ranjeet Singh Khatra said that organic manure would be manufactured in the pits, is considered best for the plants.
He solicited the support of the residents in making the project huge success so that others can also follow to keep the surroundings clean.