Dumping ground row: Chandrapur students move PM Modi & CM Sarma
Locals of Chandrapur have continued their agitation against the move of the GMC (Gauhati Municipal Corporation) to shift the dumping ground from Boragaon to Chandrapur.
GUWAHATI: Locals of Chandrapur have continued their agitation against the move of the GMC (Gauhati Municipal Corporation) to shift the dumping ground from Boragaon to Chandrapur.
On Monday, students of Chandrapur wrote letters to the Prime Minister and Chief Minister opposing the government's decision to relocate the dumping ground. The letters were sent by post and email and the students will continue to write letters to the both PM and CM for the next three days.
The locals have been staging different types of protests to show their resentment against the government's decision.
On Sunday, scores of people attended a protest meeting that was held under the banner of Dumping Ground Birodhi Mancha, Chandrapur.
Addressing the meeting, Environment Scientist Dr Amar Jyoti Kashyap said, "The GMC has never used a proper method to dispose of the garbage. Due to this reason, the Boragaon dumping ground polluted the areas in its vicinity including the Deepor Beel. The GMC is about to commit the same mistake in Chandrapur. It has lied to the people by stating that it is collecting the garbage to dispose of it later. In a few years, pollution in Chandrapur will be a threat to the people and the environment."
Noted artiste Lok Nath Goswami said that the government has insulted the people of Chandrapur by dumping garbage in the area which is known for its natural beauty.
He demanded the government to roll back its decision and revive the closed industries. Sadou Kamrup (Metro) District Students' Union general secretary Tutumoni Kalita said, "The Assam government should withdraw its decision and the Chief Minister should visit the area and take stock of the situation. Chandrapur should be developed as a rural eco-tourism destination."
The meeting was also attended by representatives of Pragjyotishpur Senior Citizens' Association, Chandrapur Anchalik Chatra Santha, Pragjyotishpur District Tribal Sangha, Chandrapur Xahitya Xabha, Chandrapur Unnayan Samiti, Assam Jatiya Parishad, and Aam Aadmi Party