Protest against relocation of dumping ground from Boragaon to Chandrapur continues
The protest called by Dumping Ground Birodhi Mancha (DGBM) against the relocation of the city’s dumping ground from Boragaon to Chandrapur continued on Monday.
GUWAHATI: The protest called by Dumping Ground Birodhi Mancha (DGBM) against the relocation of the city's dumping ground from Boragaon to Chandrapur continued on Monday.
The garbage collected by the GMC is being dumped on the premises of the closed Thermal Power Project. As the decision has outraged the residents of Chandrapur, police vehicles are escorting the GMC garbage-dumping vehicles to the dumping ground to avoid any untoward incident.
On Monday, scores of people who are taking part in the agitation presented saplings to the GMC drivers and the police personnel as a mark of their protest.
Talking to The Sentinel, Chandrapur Anchalik Chatra Santha president Nitul Kalita said, "From July 1 to 7, the State government is observing Van Mahotsav (Forest Festival) to make the people aware about environment preservation. However, ironically they are spoiling the environment of Chandrapur. We have given saplings to the drivers and police personnel to send a message to the government that nature should be preserved not destroyed."
DGBM convener Bishnu Ram Boro said, "Our protest will continue till the government roll back its decision. We have undertaken a series of protests for the upcoming days. On July 6, children will protest; on July 7, the senior citizens will stage a sit-in; on July 8, the women will demonstrate; on July 9, a human chain will be formed to show our resentment; on July 10, awareness drives will be conducted in villages under Chandrapur; and on July 11, a massive protest will be staged against the GMC."