'Land used as dumpyard in Alevoor will be reclaimed'

Deputy Commissioner G Jagadeesha speaks after launching 'Clean Bus Stand-Udupi City Bus Stand' campaign at City Bus Stand in Udupi on Tuesday.

Land in Pragathinagara in Alevooru, being used as a dump yard, will be scientifically reclaimed with the help of the bio-mining method, Deputy Commissioner G Jagadeesha said on Tuesday.

He was speaking after launching the ‘Clean Bus stand-Udupi City Bus Stand’ campaign, organised by the Udupi City Bus Emergency Service Association, at City Bus Stand.

“Land has been reclaimed scientifically under the Bio-mining project in Tamil Nadu and I have already held a round of discussions with experts on Bio-mining project in Tamil Nadu.”  

The deputy commissioner said land being used as a dump yard in many cities in Tamil Nadu was retrieved with the help Bio-mining project. Bio-mining is a method of laying organic waste in an open area and covering it with earth. The compost produced under this method is a soil-enricher and is given to farmers. Combustible waste such as plastic, paper and cloth materials would be sent to cement factories as reusable fuel.

“Non-combustible waste, mostly construction debris, will be used in landfill projects. Thus under this method land in Pragathinagar would be reclaimed,” he said and added that the project was estimated to cost over Rs 3 crore.

The funds for the project will be sought under Swachh Bharat Mission project and a detailed project report (DPR) will be prepared at the earliest, he stressed.

He said the district was all set to achieve milestones in the scientific disposal of waste. In the coming days, separate units for wet and dry wastes will be established. The solid waste generated in city and rural villages will be disposed of scientifically. Thus, land was identified for scientific disposal of waste in 40 gram panchayats. Fifty per cent of gram panchayats will receive land by the end of this month.

“Soon every gram panchayat will have land for disposal of waste,” DC stressed.

He appealed to the people to produce compost from wet waste and use it as manure for plants in their garden. Officials will be asked to set up compost units in their houses. A meeting will be convened soon and flat owners associations, hotels, marriage halls will be asked to manage their huge waste,” he said and promised technical assistance to the public on the scientific disposal of garbage.

He said a survey would be conducted to look into the contributions of departments in initiating the cleanliness drive. The good work will be rewarded. Association President Suresh Nayak Kuylady presided over the programme.

Take pictures of potholes

Jagadeesha promised to initiate steps to fill up the potholes on roads within a month. He urged public to come forward and take pictures of potholes.

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