No garbage in road-side drains!

From our Correspondent

DIMORIA, Dec 4: Sopur Circle Officer Dr. Dhrubajyoti Hazarika had a meeting with the traders of Jorabat today and asked them not to throw garbage in road-side drains. He said that those who would violate the order would have to face tough action, including legal ones.

The Circle officer appealed to the traders to add to the beauty of Jorabat. He also said that all encroachers along the sides of tiol Highway-37 would be made encroachment free. He formed a committee – Brihattar Jorabat Swachh Bharat Committee – to see that cleanliness is maintained in the area.

Today’s meeting is a follow-up of Kamrup(M) Deputy Commissioner M Angamuthu’s stern order  during his recent visit to the area. The DC visited the Jorabat area on December 2 and asked tiol Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to clear two choked drains by January, much ahead of the onset of the next monsoon.

The Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by district chief executive officer of Disaster Magement Pulak Mahanta and officials of the NHAI and the Water Resources Department of the State. The Deputy Commissioner inspected the areas encroached upon illegally on either side of NH-37, illegal cutting of earth in the hills and red soil filling the drains. He asked the Revenue Circle Officer to file a case against those resorting to earth cutting in the area. The DC found the drain blocked at two spots. He asked the NHAI officials to clear the choked drains by January, before the onset of the monsoon.

It is worth mentioning here that the area is prone to water-logging every year as water that comes from Meghalaya inundates areas falling in Assam side of the inter-State border.

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