Palampur garbage treatment plant technology obsolete and outdated
SHIMLA-The recently inaugurated garbage treatment plant in Palampur has failed to solve its purpose. chief Minister inaugurated the treatment plant in November and announced that it would cater to the needs of entire Palampur and collect and treat garbage of adjoining satellite areas also.
No efforts have been made to collect garbage from the satellite areas. A number of panchayat pardhans and NGOs have approached the municipal council for collecting garbage from the panchayat areas also, Officials also claimed that the pits of the plant have no capacity to store garbage other than that of the municipal areas. there was no provision for segregation of hazardous and non-hazardous waste in this plant. Official sources said expenses of over Rs 1 crore were incurred on the installation of this plant. ~ The Tribune/Photo:The Hindu