ITANAGAR, Nov 6 - A plastic-shredding unit was installed at Bordumsa in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
The shredding unit was inaugurated by Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Bordumsa Dr Devansh Yadav today in presence of GM, NHIDCL, and senior engineers of various departments.
The unit, which was established at a cost of around Rs 4 lakh under the initiative of the ADC, has the capacity to process 150 to 200 kgs of plastics per day. The required land, measuring about one acre, for installation of the unit was donated by the people of Kumung village in Bordumsa.
The ADC informed that at present the plastic-shredding unit would be managed by local Panchayat and shredded plastics will be supplied to the contractors for road construction. He said it would provide employment to the local youths and also help in managing the plastic waste in a sustainable manner.
He said four tonnes of single-use plastic waste from Changlang district has so far been collected and dispatched to Bordumsa, which would be used for road construction by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL). The NHIDCL has placed an order for 25 tonnes of shredded plastic for road construction in the area.
For live demonstration and testing, 80 meters of road was laid in Bordumsa, in which eight per cent shredded plastics was mixed with bitumen. Plastic waste was collected from three districts in eastern Arunachal � Changlang, Namsai and Lohit as a part of �Swachhta Hi Seva� campaign.