New garbage mangement system of Guwahati Municipal Corporation
In Pic: GMC's Floating Garbage Barrier Near Sarab Bhatti Bridge

Guwahati Municipal Corporation Tackles Waste With Floating Barriers In Rivulets

GMC's proactive measures aim to enhance the cleanliness and efficiency of Guwahati's waterways, especially during the monsoon

July 9, 2024

The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has implemented floating garbage barriers in the city's rivulets to combat waste accumulation and ensure the free flow of stormwater during the monsoon season.

This initiative, part of a broader effort to improve Guwahati's waste management and sanitation infrastructure, includes placing these barriers at various critical points.

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Notably, the Guwahati Municipal Corporation has installed one such barrier at the Bharalu River near the Sarab Bhatti bridge.

These floating barriers are designed to capture and contain floating debris, preventing it from clogging waterways and causing environmental hazards.

The GMC's proactive measures aim to enhance the cleanliness and efficiency of Guwahati's waterways, especially during the monsoon when the risk of flooding and waterborne diseases increases.

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In addition to installing garbage barriers, the GMC has inaugurated several projects to improve civic amenities, including public toilets, crematoriums, burial grounds, and community halls.

These efforts are part of a comprehensive approach to improving waste management, as evidenced by the recent opening of a material recovery facility in the Adabari area of the city.

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