OIL and NRL are setting up around 8 to 10 Compressed Bio-Gas Plants in different districts of Assam and other North-East states, a green initiative that would create wealth out of waste & address the burgeoning problem of waste management in towns and cities in the Northeast Region. Collaboration with Urban Local bodies for municipal solid waste collection has been initiated, said Dr. Ranjit Rath, CMD, OIL and Chairman, NRL while speaking as Chief Guest at the Technical Symposium on ‘Creating Wealth from Waste: Role of Startup and New Enterprises’ organized by Pollution Control Board of Assam in Guwahati on 25 May, 2024.

Dr. Ranjit Rath also said that the OIL Township at Duliajan is being developed as a SMART city in terms of modern living amenities including solid waste disposal and treatment, enhanced carrying capacity of drainage systems, segregation of waste at source and other best practices.
The legacy waste of Tinsukia is also being handled with active support of OIL. Speaking at the event, he reiterated the importance of segregation of domestic waste at its source and possible opportunities for startups in the entire scheme of activities.
Mr. Bhaskar Jyoti Phukan, MD NRL in his address stressed upon the need of creating an effective ecosystem where various industries support the collective initiatives of the Pollution Control Board of Assam in finding solutions to environmental issues in terms of funding; since present revenue models are not sustainable. He urged the young enthusiasts to hone their entrepreneurial spirit and take up Start up ideas in providing solutions to micro issues in this domain.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. B. Kalyan Chakravarthy, IAS, Principal Secretary to the Govt. of Assam,   Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship Development appreciated the efforts of OIL and NRL for their sincere efforts in the field of waste to wealth management in the region. Earlier, Chairman Pollution Control Board of Assam, Dr. Arup Kr. Misra, while setting the context for the symposium impressed upon the need for collaboration

waste management and encouraged young entrepreneurs to find more ways to create wealth from waste; citing examples from across the nation and the globe.


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