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Secy Rural Development chairs STAC meet on solid waste management

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JAMMU, DECEMBER 15: Secretary, Rural Development Department and Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda today took stock of the progress of GOBAR-DHAN and Solid and Liquid Resource Management (SLRM) at the third meeting of State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC).

The meeting was informed that STAC members toured Kota, Rajasthan and Nainital, Uttarakhand where these two nascent schemes are already under implementation. The STAC report compiled from these two States was shared with the chair and threadbare discussions were held between the members of the Committee and the Rural Development Department officers for the implementation of the same.

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Rural Development Nanda said, “GOBAR-DHAN scheme is positively going to improve village cleanliness and generate wealth and energy from cattle and organic waste.”

Besides, the scheme will create new rural livelihood opportunities and enhance income for farmers and other rural people, Nanda added.

The meeting was attended by Director Rural Sanitation, J&K, InduKanwal Cheb and the nominated members from the STAC.

Pertinent to mention, the STAC aims to ensure effective planning and execution of Solid & Liquid Resource Management projects that shall be undertaken in selected villages of the state besides, providing technical expertise on the matters related to bio-composting of organic waste and safe disposal of inorganic waste, with the aim of establishing waste management plants on a “waste to wealth” model.

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