JORHAT, Sept 29 � Participating in a protest in front of the Deputy Commissioner�s Office here AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya and several members of All Jorhat District Students� Union have urged the State Government to resume the eviction drive against large-scale encroachment in the city which witnessed artificial flood and water-logging problem in many areas as the local rivulets were encroached by some traders and builders in past some years.
Following Chief Minister�s order though the district administration launched an eviction drive on the bank of Tocklaijan and Tarajan rivulet in July this year the officials refused to continue it for some unknown reasons after demolishing few illegally constructed walls on the streams in the first week of August.
�Government must resume the drive. The rivulets like Tarajan, Tocklaijan were encroached in the large-scale manner,� said Bhattacharya.
Besides, they also asked the State Government to make the Jorhat Medical College Hospital (JMCH) a fully equipped hospital so that people of Jorhat and its adjoining districts get adequate health service facilities as per their need.
Though six years have passed since the establishment of the government-run hospital many important departments are yet to be functional, said Jul Khaund, secretary of district AASU here.
The students� organisation also demanded a high-level probe into the alleged financial scam at Jorhat Municipal Board during the tenure of its last five years.