Solid waste management project at Imphal soon

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Imphal, Nov 14 (UNI) A Solid Waste Management Project for Imphal will be constructed at Lamdeng Khunou, Imphal West, under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

Manipur Information Centre officials said the state government had already acquired an area of 84 acres at Lamdeng Khunou in Imphal West district for the project and it would be developed with modern technology. It would be the fourth of its kind in the country.

Chairman of the Planning and Development Authority (PDA), Manipur, and MLA Dr Kh Loken Singh said representatives of Deccan Consultants which prepared the layout of the project would be reaching Imphal in the next week to submit the layout to the state government.

The Chairman said the project would have two components namely Solid Waste collection and transportation system, and Solid Waste handling, treatment and final disposal at Solid Waste Disposal Facilities site.

Fertilisers would be extracted from the products after treatment of the solid waste from soluble substances, and glass and other decorative items from the non-soluble substances.

Dr Loken said he would meet Union Minister for Urban Development Jaipal Reddy to urge him to sanction the Nambul Naga Project for which the state government had already submitted its project proposal to the Centre.

Green Imphal is another ambitious project being taken up by the PDA in association with local plant growers of Manipur, the PDA Chairman said. He expected that a new green Imphal would materialise in five years.

Commencing from August this year, more than 7,000 trees were planted around Mapal Kangjeibung Area, inside Kangla, Governor Road, Paona Bazar, Thangal Bazar and along National Highway 39 from North AOC to Hicham Yaicham Pat in Imphal. About 5,000 fruit-bearing trees were planted inside Kangla.

''We had good co-ordination with the plant growers. They planted the trees and the PDA staff fenced the plants for protection. The plant growers have been taking care of the plants daily till it fully grows. We are more conscious about the indigenous plants of Manipur. That is why we are planting trees like Heinou, Theibong, Chingthrao, Bokul, Jam, Nageshwar and Leihao all local products,'' Dr Loken said.

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