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Pollution at BCPL project site causes concern

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

Dibrugarh, July 30: A public meeting was recently organized to discuss on the measures to be taken up for helping the severely affected village people who are living in close proximity to the BCPL project site, from the negative health impacts of the rising pollution exposure.

More than hundred people from the villages of Ghuronia, Lepetkata, Ashapur Notun Gaon, Binoigutia Gaon, Lalmati, Sesa Tiniali, Aaliachuk , Tinisukia Gaon , Kutuha and Serepakhati attended the meeting. The meeting primarily discussed to what extent for the last eight months, the resultant black smoke emission and gas odour, together with sound velocity at the project site of BCPL, had hazardously affected the daily lives of the people residing in the interior areas of Ghuronia, Lepetkata , Ashapur Notun Gaon and Binoigudia Gaon. The BCPL officials have been notified about the same, yet no productive step have been taken to control the pollution level

As such, a decision was taken in the meeting, to form a committee of representatives from the villages concerned for corresponding with the ‘indifferent’ BCPL authorities on the issue. The committee, med as Anchalik Pradushan Niyantran Samiti (Regiol Pollution Control Committee) was formed at the meeting with Prashanta Dutta as president and Jayanta Das as secretary.

Later, the members of the newly-formed committee resolved to get in touch with Prime Minister rendra Modi, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal, the Union Environment Minister, officials of the Assam Pollution Control Board and other departmental heads, for finding a solution to the current problem being faced by the village people of the district.

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