Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Citizens protest move to fill up heritage pond

By Our Bureau
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • koo
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • koo
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • koo

DIBRUGARH, Jan 25 � Residents of the city�s Jogesh Das Path here are fighting a protracted battle to save a heritage pond, said to have been dug more than 300 years ago. However, neither the Dibrugarh district administration, the Assam Revenue Department, the Forest Department nor the police have done anything to save the heritage pond from land sharks and builders.

The Jogesh Das Path at Khalihamari here is a residential lane of teachers, college professors and retired college principals. As such, the residents are mainly senior citizens who have significant social standing. It is disgraceful that their written pleas to the authorities have gone unaddressed, even as hoodlums threaten the residents of the lane and carry out their act of filling up the pond, with the aim of building an apartment block on the reclaimed land, measuring almost a bigha of land.

The Jogesh Das Path Development Committee has been fighting a battle to save the heritage pond from the clutches of the land and building mafia, says its secretary, Seemanta Dutta. The committee has Professor Sunil Kumar Borthakur as president.

Dutta said their efforts to save the pond from the mafia needs greater support from the society at large. He alleged that hoodlums who come with the silt-carrying trucks and mini trucks have threatened the senior citizens of the lane. The senior citizens of the lane have lodged written complaints with the police, but the latter too appears to be in league with the antisocials, said another senior citizen of Khalihamari, who preferred anonymity.

It may be mentioned here that illegal silt excavation from the Brahmaputra has become a big industry in the city. Though often reported in the media, the illegal business here thrives because of active patronage by the police and foresters. One does not know if the heritage pond at Jogesh Das Path here can be saved or when the illegal silt excavation activity in the city would be brought to a halt.

Next Story
Similar Posts
Citizens protest move to fill up heritage pond

DIBRUGARH, Jan 25 � Residents of the city�s Jogesh Das Path here are fighting a protracted battle to save a heritage pond, said to have been dug more than 300 years ago. However, neither the Dibrugarh district administration, the Assam Revenue Department, the Forest Department nor the police have done anything to save the heritage pond from land sharks and builders.

The Jogesh Das Path at Khalihamari here is a residential lane of teachers, college professors and retired college principals. As such, the residents are mainly senior citizens who have significant social standing. It is disgraceful that their written pleas to the authorities have gone unaddressed, even as hoodlums threaten the residents of the lane and carry out their act of filling up the pond, with the aim of building an apartment block on the reclaimed land, measuring almost a bigha of land.

The Jogesh Das Path Development Committee has been fighting a battle to save the heritage pond from the clutches of the land and building mafia, says its secretary, Seemanta Dutta. The committee has Professor Sunil Kumar Borthakur as president.

Dutta said their efforts to save the pond from the mafia needs greater support from the society at large. He alleged that hoodlums who come with the silt-carrying trucks and mini trucks have threatened the senior citizens of the lane. The senior citizens of the lane have lodged written complaints with the police, but the latter too appears to be in league with the antisocials, said another senior citizen of Khalihamari, who preferred anonymity.

It may be mentioned here that illegal silt excavation from the Brahmaputra has become a big industry in the city. Though often reported in the media, the illegal business here thrives because of active patronage by the police and foresters. One does not know if the heritage pond at Jogesh Das Path here can be saved or when the illegal silt excavation activity in the city would be brought to a halt.