Kolkata: Another feather put in the cap of state govt’s achievement. For garbage disposal, Bengal a model for the whole country.
The way the West Bengal Government has used the 100 Days’ Work Scheme (NREGA) in the service of garbage disposal by the panchayats has become a role model for the country. The Union Rural Development Ministry has sent instructions to the state and union territory governments to study and implement the Bengal model.
The solid waste management system that the panchayats have implemented is both health-friendly and environment-friendly. As an example, the union ministry has held up the solid waste disposal practiced in Hemtabad gram panchayat (GP) in Uttar Dinajpur district.
Be it making flyash bricks or growing orchards or effectively disposing garbage or so many other things, the State Government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been extremely effective in using the scheme to benefit people in even the farthest corners of the state.