The process for setting up a permanent landfill for Jowai might be further delayed as the state government may have to float a fresh tender to acquire land for the purpose.
Deputy Chief Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar, who is also in charge of Urban Affairs, today said that even though interested landowners have submitted their applications, most of these plots are not feasible.
Jowai has been inundated by its own rubbish as the government has been unable to find a permanent solution to the problem.
If there are no feasible plots of land for the new landfill, the Deputy CM said a fresh tender will be issued and a call will be taken in a week’s time.
He said that the same decision was taken for Marten, Shillong’s landfill, which is nearing capacity as well.
“Don’t worry, I’ll get it done. So many problems are a continuous process and solving them is also a continuous process,” Dhar said in his trademark way.
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