GUWAHATI, Dec 13 - The government agencies even after several complaints have failed to control dumping of household garbage including plastic and flowers used in rituals at the Lachit Ghat on the banks of the Brahmaputra at Machkhowa.
The ghat was renovated last year as part of the Guwahati city beautification plan to attract tourists and to provide a riverside view to the citizens. But, due to the lethargy of the government agencies, the menace of garbage dumping is continuing in the area.
A resident who visited the riverbank along with his family members today said, �It is very disheartening to witness such a condition of the river bank. A pile of garbage is dumped below the statue of Bir Lachit.�
�The district administration and the GMC have to be more vigilant to prevent such activities. The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has special squads to look after the matter but I do not know what they are doing. The city will never become a smart city till this kind of activity stops�, he added.
People, including street vendors, bring polythene bags full of flowers used in rituals and plastics for disposal on the riverbank. As there are no garbage bins in the entire area, people prefer to dump the waste on the riverbank.