GUWAHATI: It is a sad plight that even after much echo about Swacch Bharat and multiple drives of the Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan, our city has failed in inculcating the most basic of civic sense, not to pollute roads by dumping garbage in the roadside. Miles before one even nears a waste dump; the putrid smell overwhelms any passerby and to openly discard garbage, takes the uncouth act a notch higher.
However, what served as a surprise was that the open garbage stash was in front of. the Assam Police CPRO office, and opposite the DGP office in Ulubari, Guwahati. According to sources, the garbage has been dumped in the same spot for quite a while and no steps are taken either to clean or prohibit it. The area is supposed to be one of the cleanest given its location, yet with all the officials nearby, the area is still being polluted. “If even the road leading to DGP office cannot be kept clean, who will pay heed to any Swachhata Abhiyaan? Everything cannot be blamed on the government; the society too needs to learn basic civic sense. Openly discarding garbage is unhygienic and is the cause of multiple health ailments. The government in their part also needs to oversee proper sanitation in the city. This area especially should not have fallen prey to such filth given the location”, a resident of the area commented.
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