From our Correspondent
AZARA, April 20: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s Nirmal Asom Abhiyan now makes people laugh under their sleeves. The cleanliness drive once seemed to be a matching response from Gogoi to Prime Minister rendra Modi who had launched Swachch Bharat Abhiyan. However, with time passing by and the voting over, the determition of the Abhiyan has disappeared into thin air.
The Godhuli Bazar at Azara makes a perfect case study in this regard. The one of the oldest markets in the area located near Azara police station is now a potential threat to public health. It has no dustbin nor does it have any toilet facility. What it has are the crowd and commodities.
Conscious people in the area are a worried lot with the market being run without any dustbin and toilet that directly have a cascading effect on the people visiting the market and those doing business there. The number of people being gathered at the market everyday including those selling goods there is around 500. There are as many as 100 shops. One can assume the enormity of the garbage thrown out daily from such a big bazaar, besides the health hazards to be created there when such a large number people happen to answer the call of ture. As the market has no proper place for garbage dumping, people their throw garbage in a dead cal – Kalmoni. The dead cal stinks round the clock, posing a threat to public health. There was a drain running in the middle of the market, but it has been damaged badly. Now there is no sign of drain in the market. Since the drain has been filled up, a spell of smart shower is enough to flood the bazaar posing a threat to perishable items being sold.
For the development of the market Rs 3 lakh government fund was deposited in the Uco Bank branch located in the market. The people of the locality want intervention of Azara SDO for taking an amount from the Rs 3 lakh so as to develop the market.