DC inspects solid waste mgmt plant

BOMDILA, Jul 13: West Kameng DC Karma Leki, accompanied by UD&H engineers and other officers on Monday visited the commissioned solid waste management (SWM) plant in Khating 6 Mile.
Stressing the need for waste segregation at the household level itself to facilitate ease of work at the plant, the DC assured to provide garbage bags to all the households in Bomdila for biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes.
He directed the DHO and the DDA to procure vermicompost from the plant, and asked the UD&H department to “aggressively promote the sale of vermicompost at a rate lower than the ones in the market.”
The DVO was directed to provide free cow dung for vermicompositing from the veterinary farm located in Warjung, which lies close to the SWM plant.
Besides the SWM’s trommel and windrow platforms, the team of officers inspected the vermicompost pit, the landfill site, the leachate tank, tools and plants, the approach road, and the protection walls.
Though plagued with issues of skilled manpower, labourers, etc, the department has been making concerted efforts to keep the plant afloat. It has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 799.84 lakhs. (DIPRO)