Haryana CM approves ISWM for state

The Open Hand Monument, Chandigarh

In a bid to further strengthen waste management system in the state, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved an Integrated Solid Waste Management Cluster Project for the state.

Under the first phase of the project, solid waste management plants will be set up in four clusters. The Chief Minister directed officers of the concerned departments to strengthen door-to-door collection of waste under the project.

He also directed that apart from cities, possibilities of implementing the project at the village level should also be explored, so that waste management could be also be ensured in rural areas in a systematic manner.

Urban Local Bodies Department Additional Chief Secretary SN Roy said under the project, a provision had also been made for lifting of roadside waste, reports The Tribune.

Picture Credit: Raakesh Blokhra, Open Hand monument, Chandigarh, CC BY-SA 2.0

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