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Assam To Set Up An Institute For Waste Management And A Department To Oversee Waste Disposal: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

At a conference organised by the National Green Tribunal, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that keeping India’s garbage crisis in mind, there is need for the state to ensure smart handling of waste treatment by using the latest technology

Assam To Set Up An Institute For Waste Management And A Department To Oversee Waste Disposal Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

Guwahati: Assam government will set up an institute and a separate department to look into waste disposal and management, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said.

As Guwahati aims to become the hub of economic and tourism activities in the next few years, our government would strive to ensure that ecology and economy co-exist.

We want to take Assam into high growth trajectory and usher in fast development but not at the cost of the environment, Chief Minister Sonowal said at a conference organised by the National Green Tribunal here.

He said the state government would set up an Assam Institute of Waste Management and another separate department to oversee waste disposal.

The chief minister said the entire country is grappling with the problem of huge buildup of waste and its hazardous impact on the environment, and the situation calls for smart handling of waste, including processing and recycling as per the latest technology.

Chief Minister Sonowal also said his government has taken an initiative to plant 10 crore sapling to increase the green cover in the state and boost the ecology.

Pointing out that Assam is blessed with abundant natural resources, he said the perennial problem of flooding in the state must be managed scientifically, and a collective approach of all the North East states and Bhutan is needed to find a concrete solution.

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