Itanagar Municipal Corporation (IMC) Mayor Tame Phassang said the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has assured to release funds for infrastructure development in the areas under the IMC.

He was speaking to reporters at the Naharlagun helipad after returning from New Delhi where he had met Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and other key officials.

Phassang said the IMC has set a target to fix the drainage system and solid waste management within the municipality’s jurisdiction by August 2022. “Proper management of solid waste and drainage systems are major challenges for us, and they require huge funds. The IMC team visited New Delhi on their expenses and met the Union Minister seeking his support,” he said.

“Acknowledging our grievances, the minister assured the release of 100% funds to support drainage projects and solid waste management plants,” he added.

Elaborating on his visit to various solid waste management plants under the Delhi Municipal Corporation, Itanagar Mayor said Delhi produces more than 1,00,000 MT of solid waste every day while Itanagar produces 50,000 MT. “We visited the plants to learn about the technologies involved in segregating the waste and recycling them for a better future,” he said.

He also said Puri would visit Arunachal Pradesh soon at the invitation of the IMC team.



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