Hailakandi, Oct 8: Following reports of littering in some parts of Hailakandi municipal areas, Deputy Commissioner Moloy Bora has directed the Municipal Board to take stern steps, including termition of trade licence, to ensure cleanliness, stated a press release.
Deputy Commissioner Bora directed the officials of Municipal Board to see to it that shopkeepers have complied with the earlier order to keep portable dustbin or biodegradable bags to dispose of the waste materials at garbage bins or at the appropriate places marked for dumping. Bora asked the officials to impound the trade licences of those who have violated the standing order. “The shopkeepers have to ensure that waste materials are disposed of responsibly. If they do not fall in line, then there will be no way out than to resort to the extreme step of cancelling the trade licences,” he said.
The Deputy Commissioner made it clear that the administration alone was not responsible to keep the town neat and clean and that the denizens, including the traders, had to shoulder the responsibilities equally, more so in the backdrop of Swacch Pakhwada being observed from October 1. Bora also urged the Puja committees to keep the surroundings spic and span by disposing of the waste materials every day. The Deputy Commissioner also instructed the Municipal Board to clear the pile up garbage on the wayside of NH.