Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on September 10 took stock of the progress of the solid waste management project being constructed at Lekai in Dibrugarh district.
The waste management project is being constructed under Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Programme involving a financial outlay of Rs 75 crore.
The project with an installed capacity of 100 metric tonne will produce 40 tonne bio fertilizer as a by-product.
During his inspection, Sonowal said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a target of making India a clean, green and an ideal country. To reach the target, the Assam government has taken steps for setting up solid waste management projects at different places. He said 98 urban areas have been identified for setting up the projects.
With the scientific management of solid wastes, steps will be taken to generate by-products like bio-fertilisers, diesel, granules to be used for high way construction by using state-of-the-art technologies.
With the solid waste generated in Dibrugarh and its peripheral areas, a target has been taken to produce 40 tonne bio-fertilises, the chief minister added.
Sonowal also emphasised that there should be adequate infrastructure in place for distributing the bio-fertilisers produced as by-products from the project to different agricultural fields, tea gardens etc. for increasing their productivity.
MLAs Prasanta Phukan and Chakradhar Gogoi, deputy commissioner of Dibrugarh Pallab Gopal Jha and other officials associated with the project were present during the chief minister’s visit to the site.