Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana to use plastic waste for building roads in Madhya Pradesh
Source: The Times of India, Date: August , 2014
Utilizing hazardous plastic refuse for road construction,
the state government is planning to construct around 350 km of roads under
Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Indore division by bringing into
use plastic waste generated in the city.
The move is likely to help tackle the
plastic menace to a large extent. So far, Madhya Pradesh government has
constructed 35 km of roads in 17 districts in last three months under PMGSY and
is planning to construct another 1000 km long stretch in next one year.
"We have constructed 35 km of roads in 17 districts including Dhar, Dewas,
Barwani, Betul on pilot basis. The results have been very encouraging and now
we are planning to implement use of plastic in road construction in a big
way," said CEO of Madhya Pradesh Rural Road Development Authority (MPRRDA)
Alka Upadhyaya here on Tuesday.