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Posted at: Nov 9, 2018, 12:43 AM; last updated: Nov 9, 2018, 12:43 AM (IST)

Solid waste mgmt project hangs fire

Our Correspondent

Nurpur, November 8

The proposed solid waste management (SWM) project for the town has been hanging fire for the past three years.

Although the Municipal Council (MC) has identified five kanal of government land on the Housing Board Colony-Chinva link road, the slow pace of completing formalities has delayed the project.

Even the land for the project is yet to be transferred in the name of the state Urban Development Department so far.

The proposed project, estimated to be built at a cost of Rs 57 lakh, aims at disposing of solid waste being collected by the MC on a daily basis. If built, it would replace the existing practice of dumping solid waste and garbage in the open near Chinva village, Ganhi Lagor gram panchayat.

Sources said the civic body had recently procured an NOC from the Ganhi Lagor gram panchayat for the project and to transfer the land in the name of the Urban Development Department.

It had also completed formalities to procure NOCs from the Pollution Control Board, the Irrigation-cum-Public Health Department and the Public Works Department.

RS Verma, executive officer, Nurpur MC, said after completing all formalities, the MC had submitted the case file to the Kangra Deputy Commissioner a few days ago. He said NOCs from different governments were mandatory. Meanwhile, local NGOs have urged the authorities to expedite the process so that work on the project could be started at the earliest.

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