DIBRUGARH, Sept 4 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today stressed upon conversion of garbage into organic manures for application in the agriculture fields for promotion of healthy surroundings.
Inaugurating a vermicompost unit using the garbage of the Solid Waste Management Centre of Borborooah near here today, Sonowal said that it was high time people converted garbage into organic manure for commercial usages.
Sonowal said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi influenced by the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to initiate a cleanliness movement throughout the country. He said that the initiative now has turned into a people�s movement. He said that the vermicompost unit opened jointly by Drinking Water and Sanitation Committee, Dibrugarh and an NGO will augur well towards the commercial use of vermicompost and promotion of organic farming in the State.
It may be recalled that the first Solid Waste Management Centre along with a vermicompost unit was opened in Borborooah Gaon Panchayat under Borborooah Development Block on May 24. The waste management centre uses bio-degradable garbage from some 2800 families of the area to convert them into vermicompost.
The non-biodegradable trash thus collected are segregated as the centre has got the facility to recycle them for their reuse. The inauguration was also attended by Lahowal MLA Rituparno Baruah, Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri and a host of senior officers including executive engineer of PHE.