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Dr. Sonam & Rigzin Jora inaugurates India’s first Integrated Faecal Sludge Management Project



Leh,August 10, (Scoop News)-The National Workshop on Faecal Sludge and Septage Management “The Scale Matters” was held today at Hotel Grand Dragon Leh organised jointly by NFSSM Alliance and LAHDC, Leh. CEC LAHDC Dr. Sonam Dawa along with MLA Leh Nawang Rigzin Jora inaugurated India’s first Integrated Faecal Sludge Management Project at Bomb Guard in Leh. A Suction truck was also flagged off on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering CEC said seminars like this is important to learn, explore and act on new possibilities in the best interest of local people. “We need to learn fast and act fast to keep up with changing times, technologies and needs of people,” said Dr. Dawa. He expressed hope that this ESM project in addition to the ongoing sewerage system will proof highly beneficial in ensuring that toilet wastes do not pollute water bodies and the environment with the faecal matter. He said that the first of its kind FSM project developed in Leh is an important milestone but emphasised on its operation and maintenance to for its successful implementation in future.
CEC stressed on good partnership between the government, civil society and private companies for successful conceptualisation and implementation of such complex projects. CEC said that the declaration of Leh as North India’s cleanest city by the Swachh Bharat Mission is a proud achievement and Hilll Council is committed to protect the natural resources and beauty of the region for future generations and for the world to enjoy.
Nawang Rigzin Jora appreciated the efforts put in by LAHDC and district administration especially the KAS officers in initiating and implementation of a big project like FSM in Leh. He pointed out the difference in climatic and geographic condition of Ladakh as compare to other states in the country and stressed on outside companies and organisation to consider technologies as per the peculiarity and requirements of the region.
Making a mention of the ongoing sewerage and drainage works in Leh Jora stressed that administration and Council seek suggestions from the expert resource person present in the seminar to study the loopholes and other technical inadequacies in the ongoing project to ensure judicious use of every single penny of the project money which he said has been allocated with great efforts. Hotel Association President Tashi Mutup also spoke on the occasion.
Later, a site visit of the FSM at Bomb-guard Leh was also made for its inauguration and practical inspection of the project developed.
Others present were all the four ECs, Councilors, ADC Leh, District Officers, senior officials from BORDA, CDD, associated companies, NGOs and participants from across the country.
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