SHILLONG, April 29 - A delegation led by Meghalaya Urban Affairs Minister, Hamlet Dohling visited Alappuzha, Kerala to learn from the southern town�s successful waste management model.
The delagation also included PHE Minister, Samlin Malgniang and Government Chief Whip, Agatha K Sangma.
The delegation, during the visit, held discussions with officials of Alappuzha Municipal authorities. They also visited different sites to get first hand experience.
Alappuzha model has the distinction and recognition for its successful and sustainable management of solid waste under the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as one of the best across the world.
The Alappuzha Municipal Board has so far established 5,000 kitchen bins, 3,000 biogas plants, 2,800 pipe composting units and 218 aerobic composting units in the municipal areas. This has enabled the municipal board to take care of 80 per cent of waste produced by a population of 1.74 lakh.
�Kerala�s Alappuzha has a decentralised plan that enables every household to go green and treat domestic biodegradable waste in their own backyards,� the Government chief whip said today.
She added that discussions were held with officials in Alappuzha to replicate it�s successful waste management model in Meghalaya. �Pilot projects would be started in Shillong and Tura soon,� Dohling said.