GUWAHATI, July 18 - At Hatisila, an area located in the eastern part of the city, bio-medical waste has become a serious cause of concern for the locals. The area is presently reeling under floods.
As alleged by the locals, on Friday morning, some bio-medical waste, carried by floodwaters, entered some flood-affected houses in the locality.
It may be mentioned here that a bio-medical waste treatment plant run by Fresh Air Waste Management Services Pvt Ltd is located in the area and the plant is allegedly adding to the generation of such waste.
Informing about the situation, AASU central executive member Tutumoni Kalita said, �Yesterday, I have visited the area and found that some bio-medical waste entered the premises of some households, carried by floodwaters. A ground assessment done by us revealed that the bio-medical waste treatment plant is solely responsible for the situation.�
Kalita said they will soon move the Chief Minister with the request to transfer the plant to another place.
Notably, it is the only bio-medical waste treatment plant in the city and all city-based hospitals every day send their bio-medical waste to the plant.
However, owner of the plant Partha Pratim Pathak refuted the allegation.