Local units in Rupandehi take initiatives to manage wasteIn the absence of waste management plants, the majority of the local units have been dumping waste on river banks and open areas.
Many local units in Rupandehi district have made public their sustainable plan to manage garbage in the current fiscal year.
Tilottama Municipality has allocated Rs10 million to establish a waste management centre in the current fiscal. Giriraj Dumre, chief at the Environment Section of the municipality, said the municipality has been dumping garbage at open spaces in Fireline, Dingarnagar, Harpur and Karhiya areas. “We will start constructing the centre after finding a suitable land plot,” said Dumre.
Waste management is a major problem in Rupandehi district. Due to the absence of proper waste management plants, the majority of the local units have been dumping waste on river banks and open areas.
To combat the garbage issue, Sainamaina Municipality has prepared a Detailed Project Report (DPR) to construct a permanent landfill site. Jograj Ghimire, chief at the Environment Section of the municipality, said the office will start the construction of a landfill site after the provincial cabinet’s decision.
“The project was started with a fund of Rs 5 million. We plan to ask for an extra budget from the provincial government for the project,” said Ghimire. The municipality has been disposing waste materials at Sainamaina Ward No. 9, he added.
Lumbini Sanskritik Municipality also plans to construct a landfill site at a government land in Ward No.11. Rakesh Kahar, an engineer of the municipality, said since the local unit produces a large amount of waste, it requires a landfill site that is big enough to accommodate the refuse.
According to officials at Devdaha Municipality, the office has been planning to manage garbage by separating biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste.
“Waste management working guidelines have already been passed. We are going to work in coordination with Tol Development Association and cooperatives,” said Hira Bahadur Khatri, chief at the municipality.
For the time being, the municipality is coordinating with Buddha Community Forest to build a landfill site in the forest area.
“We have allocated Rs 1 million to build a landfill site at the forest,” said Ramesh Giri, section officer at the Planning Section of the municipality.