Imphal Municipal Council planned for a Solid Waste Management Plant at Lamdeng Khunnou in the Imphal West district. The foundation stone for the plant was laid in February, 2009. The initial estimated cost of the project was Rs 25.80 crore. However after the completion, the cost escalated up to Rs 41.75 crore. The project was financed under the scheme “Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewable Mission” (JnNURM) . The Department of Municipal Administration, Housing & Urban Development (MAHUD) was responsible for the construction of Plant. The project was completed by end of 2013 and was expected to be operational by 2014. A private construction company ‘Ramkey Envero Engineers Ltd’, based in Hyderabad was responsible for the execution of the project .