Lower Subansiri bid to fight chronic garbage menace

ZIRO, May 25: As the Lower Subansiri district administration is on the job to fight the chronic garbage menace affecting the district HQs for the past several months, on a war footing, the Team UD&H led by Assistant Engineer-cum-DLRSO Chakpu Raju cleared tonnes of garbage dumped at the entrance gate of the Swachh Destruction Machine at Hong village recently.

Around 20 vehicles of garbage had piled up at the site. Team UD&H comprising 15 members including ‘safai karamcharis’, sweepers cleaned up the garbage and segregated them from early morning till late afternoon.

After the primary and secondary segregations, the wastes have been placed separately and scrap dealers can now come and pick up the dry garbage including metal and plastic wastes while wet garbage have been placed at the compost bins, informed AE Raju, while appealing the people of Hong village to do primary segregation of garbage at their home prior to dumping.

He also informed that the department is on the job to bring the defunct Swachh Destruction Machine to use which would be of great help in mitigating the garbage problem to a large extent.

While appreciating the efforts of team UD&H, Deputy Commissioner Bamin Nime said the district administration is aware of the problems and concerns of citizens of the district in respect of the garbage problem and assured to leave no stone unturned in mitigating the chronic problem soon. The garbage management at our district is doable and it requires only will power, he said. (DIPRO)