After the National Green Tribunal (NGT)ordered the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) to shift the Boragaon dumpingground to a different location, the municipal body has failed to do so evenafter nine months of the order.
Further, the concerned authorities informedthat they have now decided not to shift the dumping site but will insteadinstall solid waste management projects at four different locations in andaround the city.
Boragaon dumping ground of the GuwahatiMunicipal Corporation (GMC) is posing a threat to the natural habitation atDeepor Beel just on the outskirts of the city.
"We have now given up the idea of creating another dumping ground, we are going to establish an integrated solid waste management project. Once it becomes operational, there will be no need for another dumping ground. So, the question of shifting of dumping site does not arise," GMC commissioner, Debeswar Malakar told.
He added that once the project starts,garbage will no longer be dumped in Boragaon, but will be sent to the plantsfor treatment. The GMC has already been allotted Rs 10crore for the project by the state government.
The district administration has identified four places to set up the integrated solid waste management project. Further, a formal allotment order was also issued which was approved by the land advisory committee around a week ago.
Currently, the GMC is awaiting the official possession of the plot to initiate the work on the project. The four sites are located in Chandrapur, Sonapur, Bashistha, and Udalbakra. However, the officials are facing resistance by the local residents at these allotted sites.