From a Correspondent
Goalpara, January 23: The Mukhyamantrir Axomor Nirmal aru Seuj Abhijan (MASA) which was launched in the district in December, 2014, has been successfully and effectively implemented in Goalpara municipality area.
After the launch of the scheme, an appeal to the business community by the Deputy Commissioner, JVN Subramanym, to colour the commercial establishments in a unique colour was responded positively.
Goalpara town, which was established by the British administration way back in 1875, had very poor urban development indices so far. The inefficient delivery of urban services led to public discontent and non-payment of taxes. However, a remarkable change took place after MASA and under the district administration. Earlier, the Goalpara municipality had 30 workers and 23 sweepers. The numbers have been increased to 60 and 30 numbers respectively.
The regular basis cleanliness drive within the periphery of 19 wards and strict vigilance by Executive Officer (EO) Dhiman Choudhury, has made Goalpara town one of the cleanest towns in the State. The placement of large numbers of dustbins, open and covered drain cleaning machines, tree plantation in streets and street lights have changed the lives of people living in the Goalpara municipal area. This resulted in huge spontaneous tax collection of Rs 2.21 crore in just 12 months.
“Off late, we have introduced a pilot project for source segregation of bio-degradable waste and non-biodegradable waste in two wards and hope to begin e-toilets soon in the town,” said Dhiman Choudhury.
Deputy Commissioner JVN Subramanym said, “Our aim is to upgrade the quality of lives of the people to the level of any first class city in India.”