ZIRO, May 25: Lower Subansiri district administration is on a war footing to fight the chronic garbage menace affecting district HQs here for past several months.
Team UD&H led by AE-cum-DLRSO Chakpu Raju cleared the tons of garbages dumped at the entrance gate of swachh destruction machine (SDM) at Hong village recently. Around 20 vehicles of dumped garbage had piled up at the site and the team comprising 15 members including safai karamcharis, sweepers, drivers and lifters cleaned up the garbage and segregated them from early morning till late afternoon.
After the primary and secondary segregations, garbage were placed separately, including metal and plastic wastes while wet garbage were placed at compost bins, informed Raju, while urging Hong villagers to do primary segregation of garbage prior to dumping. He also informed that UD&H department is on the job to bring the defunct SDM to use to mitigate the garbage problem to an extent.
The AE also informed that a reduce, reuse and recycle (RRR) centre is also coming up at UD&H complex near LBS school on temporary basis similar to the ones of Deomali and other places in the state. The RRR center was cleaned in the morning to be pressed into service.
An RRR center is a one stop solution for citizens, institutions, commercial enterprises etc. to deposit or donate unused or used plastic items, cloths, footwear, books and toys. Once collected, these items would be handed over to different stakeholders to be refurbished or reused by converting them into new products.
While appreciating the efforts of UD&H team, DC Bamin Nime said the DA is aware of the problems and concerns of citizens regarding garbage problem and assured to mitigate the chronic problem soon. The garbage management in the district is doable and requires only will power and dignity of labour, he said, adding “we will explore every possible solution including replicating an RRR center from other place or any other solution which would augment in mitigating the problem.
He also said that the RRR center would be funded from DC’s untied fund instead of waiting for Govt fund. The DC also said that the DA would organize another secondary garbage segregation programme at Rachi towards Kardo on Saturday where participants would be distributed free hand gloves. (DIPRO)