A meeting of the Itanagar Municipal Corporation’s (IMC) Special General Function Committee was held to finalise the proposal for construction of a solid waste treatment plant in the capital.

The solid waste treatment plant to be established at Karsingsa, around 30 km from Itanagar, would cater to the long-pending demand for processing waste generated from the Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa towns.

Addressing the meeting in Itanagar on Thursday, Itanagar Municipal Corporation Mayor Tame Phassang said with the ever-growing population in Itanagar Capital Region and its expansion the generation of waste has increased many folds and a need for a dedicated waste processing plant has been felt for long.

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Phassang further asked IMC consultant Shyamal Chatterjee to explain every aspect of the proposed waste treatment plant in detail so that all the corporators and officers of the IMC gets a clear picture of the project before its implementation on the ground.

He also asked the corporators and officers to get their queries, if any cleared and give feedback and suggestions.

Accordingly, Chatterjee presented a detailed presentation on the methodologies and machinery that would be installed in the waste processing plant and ensured that the technology used for the plant will go a long way in processing the waste generated.

The house further resolved to place the proposal in the next business meeting for approval before forwarding the same to the government.

Itanagar Municipal Corporation commissioner C Chukhu, members of the corporation’s standing committee, corporators and representatives from the town planning & urban local bodies department and district administration was present in the meeting.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com