Punjab

Urban Solid Waste Management would soon be replicated in rural Punjab

VERINDER SAREEN | January 25, 2020 12:55 PM

NAWANSHAHR: Urban Solid Waste Management would soon be replicated in rural Punjab, stated Joint Director, Rural Development and Panchayat Department, Punjab Avtar Singh Bhullar here today. He said the process has already been started following the instructions of National Green Tribunal in the matter.

Bhullar was in the town to review the functioning of town’s Solid Waste Management project at Musapur Road here. He was accompanied by trainees including scientists and engineers of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal and Maharashtra who are undergoing training at National Institute for Technical Training and Research Institute, Chandigarh as part of their Field Visit.

Nawanshahr Municipal Council President Lalit Mohan Pathak on the occasion acquainted the visitors about the processing of solid and wet waste after getting it collected from houses. He revealed that soon washing of segregated waste material would be launched at the unit. He said that quality manure was also being prepared from the segregated waste with the help of soak pits.

Bhullar said that three villages in each district have been selected for the initiation of rural waste management in the first phase. In Nawanshahr district, these villages included Bahadurpur in Aur block, Sahiba in Saroya block and Manewal in Balachaur block.

Photo Caption: Photo Jan 23-1: A team of trainees of National Institute for Technical Training and Research Institute, Chandigarh led by Joint Director, Rural Development and Panchayat, Punjab Avtar Singh Bhullar getting know-how of functioning of solid waste management project at Nawanshahr on Thursday

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