Haryana government on Wednesday announced to setup solid and liquid waste management projects in 25 villages of Sirsa district under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
“A sum of Rs 2-4 lakh will be spent in each village under the project and one shed will be constructed in each of the villages for storage of garbage,” said a government spokesperson, adding that aolid and liquid waste will be sorted separately under the shed.
“This waste will be converted into vermin compost (kenchua khaad) and the district administration will hand over these plants to the panchayats for their smooth functioning,” he said.
The spokesperson added that 322 villages of Sirsa district are Nirmal Villages and as many as 39 villages have been included in this category during the financial year 2012-13.
“Such villages will be rewarded under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan and a sum of over Rs 85.23 crore will be spent on undertaking works concerning sanitation in the villages under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan,” the spokesperson added.