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Manipur government plans solid waste management unit for every district

Minister Y Khemchand inaugurated the fifth waste compactor machine of IMC office as a part of clean Imphal City campaign on Wednesday.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 7 Jul 2022, 5:22 pm

MAHUD Minister Y Khemchand (R) (PHOTO: IFP)
MAHUD Minister Y Khemchand (R) (PHOTO: IFP)

MAHUD Minister Y Khemchand on Wednesday said that the state government is planning to set up a solid waste management unit for each district in Manipur.

The deputy commissioner of Imphal East has beem asked to locate a place to set up the plant, Khemchand said while speaking at the inauguration of the fifth waste compactor machine of Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) office as a part of clean Imphal City campaign on Wednesday.

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Speaking on the sidelines of the event, Khemchand said that around 14-15 loads of waste that a mini truck collected could be fitted at one waste compactor machine.  

There are three waste compactor machines already at Keishamthong, Singjamei and Wangkhei and the issue concerning the collection of wastes could be solved with the help of these machines, he said.  

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With the increase of piggery, many youths have started collecting wastes which the pigs can consume. He further appealed to the people to start segregating solid wastes into degradable and non-degradable items as some people also started collecting plastic for recycling purposes.

If the people start the segregation process from home, then it will be easy for the garbage collector to collect wastes, he added.

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First published:6 Jul 2022, 5:43 pm

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