Only 20 villages covered under solid waste management in Nagaland
Kohima, March 28 (EMN): Only 20 villages have been covered under solid waste management (SWM) in Nagaland till date out of 1451 villages.
This was revealed by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.
Moreover, only 15 villages have been covered in the state under Liquid Waste Management (LWM).
It may be mentioned that under the Ministry of Jal Shakti the solid and liquid waste management in rural areas– Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) [SBM (G)] Phase-II — is being implemented during the period from 2020-21 to 2024-25 with the focus to sustain Open Defecation-Free (ODF) status and to cover all villages with Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM).
Under this, Andaman and Nicobar Islands have covered all the 189 villages whereas Goa has not even covered a single village out of 365 villages; while Ladakh and Lakshadweep also have zero performances. As reported by the online Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of SBM (G), there are 6, 02,105 villages to be covered in total while 57,273 have been covered so far under the solid waste management and 31,822 villages under the liquid waste management.
Meanwhile, the Central share funds released during the last three years under SBM(G) for Nagaland was indicated as INR 59.93 crore in 2018-19, INR 39.49 crore during 2019-20 and INR 22.17 crore during 2020-21.