GUWAHATI, June 12 � The Greater Baragaon Senior Citizens� Samity has expressed concern over the Government action to evict the residents of the Baragaon hills on June 10, a press release said. A meeting of the Samity held at the Shankardev Sishu Niketan, Gakhirchak, Baragaon on Saturday observed that the Government�s attempt to evict the poor residents was illegal in the light of the Chief Minister�s public assurance on the Assembly floor in 2002 to settle the hill residents in a suitable manner, maintaining an eco-friendly environment.
The meeting urged the Government to resolve the matter by taking essential steps instead of evicting the poor residents of the hills. The meeting was presided over by senior citizen Naba Sapcota, the press release added.
Environment awareness camp
GUWAHATI, June 12 � Naba Prayash, a city-based NGO, held an environment awareness camp at the Guwahati Bodo ME School, Borsojai, to observe the World Environment Day, a press release said. The NGO made a bid to create awareness among 200 schoolchildren and guardians in the camp where they were taught about the measures required to be taken to protect the environment.
The camp focused on climate change issues and effects of uncontrolled human actions on the environment. Sustainable development through conservation of vital natural resources, measures for recycling and importance of tree plantation to prevent soil erosion were discussed, the release added.