GUWAHATI, March 13 - Under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) � Gramin (G), the pilot project on solid and liquid waste management (SLWM) of Assam was launched at Tatimora village of Chandrapur with the initiative of District Water and Sanitation Committee (DWSC), Kamrup (M), at a function held on March 10, said a press release here today.
The SBM-G aims at achieving Swachh Bharat by 2019. The basic objectives of SBM-G are to make the gram panchayat open defecation-free (ODF) and to improve the levels of cleanliness in the rural areas through SLWM for achieving environmental sanitation.
The project was formally inaugurated by Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Minister Rihan Daimary in presence of local MLA Atul Bora. Daimary also released the �mouth speech� of the project and launched the door-to-door drive for collection of non-biodegradable solid waste through �Seuj Bahan� a special tricycle van designed by ENVIRON.
The inaugural meeting was presided over by Biren Bhattacharya, Chief Engineer, PHED.
Local MLA Atul Bora; ADC, Kamrup (Metro) Barnali Sarma; Saumya Kumar Baruah, Chief Engineer, Sanitation and Dr Amarjyoti Kashyap, president of ENVIRON spoke on the occasion. Engineer Nikunja Uzir offered the vote of thanks.
The responsibility for implementing the SLWM project is vested on ENVIRON, said the press release.