Bhubaneswar, Nov 29 (LocalWire): The state has achieved 77% success in segregating waste at the source in an ongoing ‘door to door collection of household waste’ drive.
The drive forms part of the exercise to make the urban local bodies and notified area councils solid waste management (SWM) compliant, chief secretary Asit Tripathy, who reviewed the progress of the projects, said.
In five districts of Kalahandi, Kendrapara, Nuapada, Dhenkanal, Angul and Koraput the achievement has been 100%.
Other districts are at different points towards the 100% mark.
Land identification, plan and estimate has been completed for construction of 308 micro processing centers (MCCs) in 30 urban local bodies out of which construction work has already advanced in 96 MCCs.
Construction of material recovery facility has been advanced in 62 locations of 30 urban local bodies.
It has been decided to construct another 206 such facilities in different urban local bodies, he said.
Engagement of ‘Swachh sathis’ to carry forward the campaign and pursue behavioral changes in the community was also reviewed.
It was found that a total 1915 ‘Swachh sathis’ and 530 supervisors have already been engaged in 30 urban local bodies.
Collectors were directed to complete engagement of another 345 ‘swachh sathis’ and 79 supervisors in the urban local bodies as per their respective quota.