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Tezpur all set to become garbage-free town

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TEZPUR, May 1 � The historic Tezpur town, which is better known for its legendary characters and cultural icons like Kalaguru Bishnu Prashad Rabha, Jyotiprasad Agrawala and Natasurya Phani Sarma, will become a garbage free town within a year.

It is to be noted here that the municipal solid waste facility which is under construction will be completed very shortly.

�After completion of this project, the town will be free from garbage,� said vice-chairman, Tezpur Municipal Board, Allauddin Ahmed. He further added that MSW project is under construction at village Balichapori, Marabharali, Tezpur with a total project outlay of Rs 6,84,96,199.

The entire project is being executed by National Building Construction Corporation Ltd, New Delhi. The construction agency M/s MP Khaitan signed the agreement with NBCC on October 29, 2009 and so far 30% of the works have been executed by the agency.

The MSW facilities include construction of MSW treatment plant, collection and carriage of solid waste and awareness among citizens. The treatment plant includes administrative block, aerobic compositing pad, and product store. The garbage will be collected in 2.5 cubic metre mild steel storage tank. The trolleys, tractors, tractors with dozar attachment etc. shall be used to carry the garbage.

With the rapid growth of population there has been substantial increase in the generation of solid waste resulting in contamination of air, water and land resources. The uncontrolled and unscientific dumping of solid waste has brought about a rising number of incidents of hazards to human health. The municipal solid waste generation of Tezpur is 17 MT per day. This solid waste will be properly collected and treated under this project.

Bird hits are among the major causes of air crashes in the country leading to the loss of costly defence aircraft and loss of invaluable lives of pilots. An inter-ministerial joint sub-committee constituted by the Ministry of Defence recommended providing proper sanitation facilities, including solid waste management and drainage to overcome bird menace in the 10 towns having airfields of Indian Air Force which includes Tezpur.

The scheme was approved by the full Planning Commission on October 8, 2008. It was reclassified by the Planning Commission on February 9, 2005 as a Central sector scheme. The scheme is proposed to be implemented in three years time from the date of start. Under the scheme, 100% grant assistance would be provided by the Government of India towards the capital cost of the scheme. Subsequently, the Tezpur Municipal Board would take over the scheme for continuing the same for day to day operations and maintenance. The O&M cost of the scheme would be borne by Tezpur Municipal Board and government of Assam.

After completion of the project not only the citizens of Tezpur but also the IAF will be also benefited.

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Tezpur all set to become garbage-free town

TEZPUR, May 1 � The historic Tezpur town, which is better known for its legendary characters and cultural icons like Kalaguru Bishnu Prashad Rabha, Jyotiprasad Agrawala and Natasurya Phani Sarma, will become a garbage free town within a year.

It is to be noted here that the municipal solid waste facility which is under construction will be completed very shortly.

�After completion of this project, the town will be free from garbage,� said vice-chairman, Tezpur Municipal Board, Allauddin Ahmed. He further added that MSW project is under construction at village Balichapori, Marabharali, Tezpur with a total project outlay of Rs 6,84,96,199.

The entire project is being executed by National Building Construction Corporation Ltd, New Delhi. The construction agency M/s MP Khaitan signed the agreement with NBCC on October 29, 2009 and so far 30% of the works have been executed by the agency.

The MSW facilities include construction of MSW treatment plant, collection and carriage of solid waste and awareness among citizens. The treatment plant includes administrative block, aerobic compositing pad, and product store. The garbage will be collected in 2.5 cubic metre mild steel storage tank. The trolleys, tractors, tractors with dozar attachment etc. shall be used to carry the garbage.

With the rapid growth of population there has been substantial increase in the generation of solid waste resulting in contamination of air, water and land resources. The uncontrolled and unscientific dumping of solid waste has brought about a rising number of incidents of hazards to human health. The municipal solid waste generation of Tezpur is 17 MT per day. This solid waste will be properly collected and treated under this project.

Bird hits are among the major causes of air crashes in the country leading to the loss of costly defence aircraft and loss of invaluable lives of pilots. An inter-ministerial joint sub-committee constituted by the Ministry of Defence recommended providing proper sanitation facilities, including solid waste management and drainage to overcome bird menace in the 10 towns having airfields of Indian Air Force which includes Tezpur.

The scheme was approved by the full Planning Commission on October 8, 2008. It was reclassified by the Planning Commission on February 9, 2005 as a Central sector scheme. The scheme is proposed to be implemented in three years time from the date of start. Under the scheme, 100% grant assistance would be provided by the Government of India towards the capital cost of the scheme. Subsequently, the Tezpur Municipal Board would take over the scheme for continuing the same for day to day operations and maintenance. The O&M cost of the scheme would be borne by Tezpur Municipal Board and government of Assam.

After completion of the project not only the citizens of Tezpur but also the IAF will be also benefited.