GUWAHATI, JAN 4: The Guwahati Metropolitian Development Authority(GMDA) minister Ashok Singal said that the Assam government has planned to turn the Boragaon (Paschim Boragaon) dumping ground in Guwahati into a park within the next few years.
Talking to media persons, Singhal said, “The government is planning to convert the Boragaon dumpsite into a park soon and process has already began. All initiative is being taken to convert the dumpingsite into a park,”.
Singal informed that for the biomining of Legacy waste at Paschim Boragaon, the government has accorded an Administrative Approval of Rs. 172.5 Crore.
“A company named M/S Zigma Global Environ Solutions Private Limited has been given a timeline of 36 Months to complete the process. Apart from these, wind rows are already formed for processing old waste,” the minister said.
The GMDA minister informed that a total of 15 Lakh to 17 Lakh Tonne of legacy waste will be processed and land reclamation will be done within 36 Months. The plastic found during this will be sent to cement factories for burning.
The dumpsite in Paschim Boragaon has been polluting the water in the Deepor Beel in Guwahati.
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