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Six ULBs asked to be Solid Waste Management compliant by Sep 25

Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (UNI) Odisha government today asked Six identified model cities and towns to be fully Solid Waste Management (SWM) compliant by September 25, 2019.
Other towns were asked for complying with all SWM guidelines by March 2020.
The six model cities identified to be fully SWM compliant were --Bhubaneswar, Berhampur, Rourkela, Dhenkanal, Jajpur and Chhatrapur.
Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed the urban local bodies (ULBs) to be SWM compliant during a video conference with District Collectors.
Secretary Housing and Urban Development G Mathivathanan appraised that detail guideline and SOP for solid waste management have been sent to all ULBs.
These included assessment of human resources, engagement of Swachha Sathis and Supervisors, identification of suitable land for the establishment of micro composting units ( MCCs), preparation of route chart for movement of vehicles. segregation of bio-degradable waste, composting process, disposal of dry waste, identification of bulk waste generators, and the timeline for completion of different works.
So as 1,453 bulk waste generators have been identified and 447 Swachh Sathis have been engaged.
Similarly, 231 sites have been identified for construction of MCCS which will serve 7.13 lakh households in 1,458 wards.
Chief Secretary directed the Collectors to complete preparation of District Survey Reports (DSR) of their respective districts to seek permission for drawing minor minerals.
Collectors were also asked to form the District Environment Committee and prepare the District Environment Action Plan as per directives of the National Green Tribunal.
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