MAHUD Minister Yumnam Khemchand on Monday inspected the Lamdeng Solid Waste Management plant located at Lamdeng Khunou, Imphal West, and urged the authorities concerned to ensure proper functioning of the plant.
“I inspected the Solid Waste Management Plant and Solid Dump Site at Lamdeng Khunou to see the conditions and devise ways to increase its efficiency. As a hallmark of a smart city, cleanliness is vital and effective management of solid wastes is our priority,” the minister said.
Solid waste management plant of Lamdeng has been one of the most important waste dumping sites in Manipur and has been a part of the present government’s key initiatives on ‘clean Imphal city’ campaign under the Swachh Bharat Mission.
It may be mentioned that the Imphal Free Press had published a report on May 19, 2022, highlighting the deplorable road condition and the problems faced by the garbage collection drivers and collectors due to the deplorable road leading to the Solid Waste Management plant, Lamdeng and its premises in Manipur.
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The report also highlighted that due to lack of proper road infrastructure leading to the Solid Waste Management plant and its premises in Manipur, garbage collection drivers and collectors are facing untold problems every day in performing their service.
Earlier too, raising serious concern over poor waste management in the capital city Imphal, the Imphal Free Press had on May 31, 2021 reported on the condition of the waste management plant and the plight of the workers at the plant.
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During the visit on Monday, MAHUD minister advised the authorities concerned to do necessary works for proper functioning of the dumping site.
The MAHUD minister was also accompanied by officials of the Imphal Municipal Corporation.