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Waste management report for Dimapur released

Waste management report for Dimapur released
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, APR 26 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/26/2019 11:54:42 AM IST

Dimapur City, with a population of around 1,22,834 is in dire need of efficient waste collection and disposal and ignoring the danger of the piling up of tons of garbage generated each day, strewn across an open area in the heart of the city, can boomerang on people.

A startling revelation that came out or a report by Living For Environment (LiFE) a group of young volunteers, who conducted a -24 day waste assessment exercise/analysis from February 12, 2019 to March 13, 2019.

The report made by LiFE in collaboration with Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) was released at a function at the DMC office here Friday by Geoffrey Yaden, Editor-in-Chief Nagaland Post in presence of DMC administrator Moa Sangtam, LiFE volunteers and others.

In his brief address, the Geoffrey Yaden lauded the efforts to bring out a comprehensive report and hoped LiFE will also take up similar work in other districts. He said clean cities in the region reflect the responsibility of their people. He hoped LiFE will influence citizens to be more responsible in creating a hygienic environment.

As per the report, the garbage generation in Dimapur was on the rise from around 1,00,000 kgs or 100 tons per day till June 2018 to 1,11,124.56 kgs or 111.12 tons per day.

The report also estimated that the rise in garbage generation would continue to show an increase by around 15,000 tons per day.

According to the report, Duncan Basti (including Tajen Ao Road) topped the chart with 5,880.3 kgs waste generated each day. The estimate does not include the data from two colonies/ areas as there was an issue with non payment of RST. 

During presentation in the DMC office Friday, LiFE revealed that sanitary waste (Diapers, napkins, pads) made up most of the dry waste with 924.01 kgs. In the wet waste category, the list is topped by garden waste at 1625.15 kgs.

One key factor of the assessment has been the unsystematic waste collection. The rooster was not up to date, with the sanitation vehicles covering areas not specified in routes or not covering areas specified in the route. Further, the lack of current dada on the municipal area affected the culmination of accurate waste generation data and an attempt to make a project analysis.

DMC administrator, Moa Sangtam also disclosed that such a comprehensive report on waste generation and analysis is the first of its kind in the entire eastern India.

He said that the data prepared by LiFE and DMC was waste-specific and will greatly facilitate collaboration with foreign firms on waste management. Moa said that without specifying the waste and type and assessment report, no company would want to invest or enter into any collaboration.

He said that the current report will also be shared with the State and Central governments.

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