Meghalaya Urban Affairs Minister, Hamlet Dohling along with a delegation which included PHE Minister, Samlin Malgniang and Government Chief Whip, Agatha K Sangma recently visited Alappuzha, Kerala, to learn more about the town’s successful waste management model.
It is interesting to note that the Alappuzha is known the world over for its successful and sustainable management of solid waste. Till date, Alappuzha Municipal Board has established 5,000 kitchen bins, 3,000 biogas plants, 2,800 pipe composting units and 218 aerobic composting units. This has helped take care of close to 80 percent of waste produced by a population of 1.74 lakh.
The delegation from Meghalaya held discussions with officials of Alappuzha Municipal authorities and also visited different sites to get first-hand experience.