Guwahati: Assam has begun its journey towards becoming one of the greenest and cleanest states in the country by using cold mix technology in which natural rubber latex is blend with bitumen emulsion.
State PWD Minister Ajanta Neog said that Assam is a revolutionary state in the country to have used cold mix technology in rural road construction and has thus far constructed about 1500 kms.
The major advantage of the cold mix technology was that on an average in cold mix precious fossil fuels about 1500 litres of diesel per kilometre are saved and if over 1000 km of roads are constructed in a year in each state, the benefits would be huge.
Assam Public Works Roads Department has launched an exclusive Green Roads Mission in association with the New Delhi-based Central Road Research Institute and Bitchem Asphalt Technologies Limited.
The Mission, among others, intends at achieving its objective of sustainable development and harnessing the socio-economic and environmental benefits of cold mix technology for rural roads and state roads to assist the country benefit from forthcoming earning of carbon credits.