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To overcome the growing problems of waste with urbanization and modern life a workshop on ‘solid and liquid resource management’ was held in Agartala town hall organized by the Urban Development department.

Inaugurated by state chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb in presence of Mayor of Agartala Municipal Corporation Dr Prafullajit Sinha, chief secretary U Venkateswarlu and dignitaries the workshop aimed at awareness on best practices adopted in other places in modern days’ waste management through collection of segregate garbage at source and thereafter recycling them.

Deb on Monday appealed to people not to dump garbage and poly bags in the open and drains leading to blockage of the sewerage system rather there should be awareness on the benefits and how to keep the society clean and side-by-side utilization of the waste by segregating them for recycling and which can not only create employment but also add to the economy.

Meantime, principal secretary Kumar Alok said that in modern-day waste management there is nothing called waste rather if it can be managed for proper utilization it is a resource for creating wealth.

Citing examples he said that even human feces can be used for producing fertilizers or methane gas which can be used for filling up cylinders or supplied through pipelines for burning purpose.

Other than common city dwellers a large number of troopers of BSF and other paramilitary forces took part in the workshop in which awareness of the latest methods of waste management was given by resource persons from outside.

The workshop also discussed on ‘Swatch Bharat Abhiyan’ and how new laws can be brought in to stop the existing practice of throwing garbages in roads and outside in order to turn Tripura into the first Indian garbage free state.

Pinaki Das

Pinaki Das is Northeast Now Correspondent in Agartala. He can be reached at:

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