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Odisha: ULBs Make Headway In Solid Waste Management


29 November 2019

Debashish Maharana


Bhubaneswar: As many as 24 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) out of 30 major ULBs under Solid Waste Management (SWM) monitoring have achieved cent percent 'door to door collection of household waste'.

This was revealed at a high-level district-wise review meeting taken by Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy over video conferencing from the Lok Seva Bhawan here.

The six other towns, Gajpati, Puri, Nayagarh, Balasore, Khordha and Bolangir where the achievement was around 83% in 'door to door collection of household waste', Chief Secretary directed the ULBs to be 100% compliant within two weeks without fail.

At the review meeting, Tripathy directed the Collectors and ULB administration to focus on 'waste segregation at the source'. They were asked to focus on substantial changes in the attitude and behaviour of the urban dwellers with regard to disposal of solid wastes.

Similarly, it was also revealed at the review meeting that the State has achieved 77% success in 'segregation of waste at the source'. In five districts Kalahandi, Kendrapara, Nuapada, Dhenkanal, Angul, and Koraput the achievement has been 100%, said a media release issued by the state government.