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Dibrugarh Faces Waste Management Problem; Authorities Remain ‘Indifferent’

Dibrugarh Faces Waste Management Problem; Authorities Remain ‘Indifferent’

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Oct 2019 5:46 AM GMT

A Correspondent

Dibrugarh: After a leading television channel showed Dibrugarh holding the first position among the cities with minimum cleanliness, there has been a sudden furore among the residents. They came out on various platforms lambasting the civic authorities.

True to their complaints and concerns, Dibrugarh today faces a very worrisome situation with respect to waste management. Despite the issue being given enough media coverage, Dibrugarh Municipal Board preferred to sit over it, let alone take pre-emptive initiatives. Various parts of the town, including RKB Path, Seujpur, Graham Bazar, Malipatty, Panchali and Bashbari continue to be at the receiving end of all kinds of unhygienic waste which not only causes dent into the aesthetics of the place, but also becomes a breeding ground for many diseases.

Although certain people have been appointed to collect waste from homes, they keep shirking their duties on and off. Certain areas in particular, like the dustbin in front of the Dibrugarh Town Railway Station, have become an eyesore. Similar is the condition of the dustbin near Hotel Little Palace. The civic authorities seem to have turned deaf and blind to the woes and complaints of the people living near such areas, who have been demanding a relocation of the dustbins for long. Moreover, certain stretches of the Dibrugarh Town Protection Dyke lay soiled for long due to those being used for housing cattle temporarily. People going to the embankment for recreational purposes keep grimacing at such sights. Some have even stopped using the route.

Then comes the problem of the choked and overflowing drains. The authorities apparently wait for the monsoons to start taking countermeasures, resulting in less effective results and more inconvenience to the public. Though it is hard to imagine that such a brazen display of flippancy towards the maintenance of health and hygiene is going on in Dibrugarh – home town of the Chief Minister of the State – this is the real picture.

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