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New initatives to make Agartala city clean and green
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 New initatives to make Agartala city clean and green
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Agartala, Sept 18 (TIWN) The growing volumes of solid wastes are major threats to the environment and sustainable development of Agartala city said Chief Executive Officer of Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC), Milind Ramteke. He stated that daily on average 250MT of solid waste is being generated in the city which increases during the period of festivals such as Durga Puja, however the extent of industrial waste is almost negligible as there is no major industries inside Agartala city.

           The CEO informed that at present new initatives are being taken up and are planned to be implemented in near future as per the guidlines mentioned in Solid Waste Management (SWM) toolkit given by JnNURM. “AMC is going to set up 250 tonnes per day capacity solid waste processing plant. Fund is made available by Tripura Government, it will be operational by March 2014.There will be also generation of eco bricks” adds Mr. Ramtheke

             He said “ Currently city of Agartala does not have an underground sewage collection and sewage treatment system. The untreated sewage finds its way into several drainge channels of the city and eventually finds its way into the rivers.”The official informed that the central pollution control board identified the river stretch along the city of Agartala for the Haora river to be one of the grossly polluted stretches in minor river basins in India and has been recomnonded immediate conservation measures. As a pilot project AMC has taken up Rs 102.21 crore scheme under progress JNNURM for North Zone of AMC to be operational by Decmber 2013.
            The top brass of AMC said work has already started for construction of RCC covered drain worth of Rs 200 crore under 13 finance commission grant in aid.Covering of the drains shall create space for foothpaths and shall ease congestion and traffic on the road.       

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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