GUWAHATI, Oct 20 - Garbage dumps in their area, lying unattended for days together, have forced residents of Ward No 9 in Fancy Bazar area to move the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC).
In a written complaint, the residents expressed anguish at the inaction of the GMC despite being reminded of the problem in the past.
�A lot of garbage is thrown in our area. The garbage has accumulated over the years and the sites have turned into huge dumps, making the environment polluted and unhealthy. In fact, the garbage dumps have apparently led to spread of diseases in the area,� the residents complained.
They also noted that the environment has made it difficult for commuters to pass through the area.
�We lodged a complaint with the authorities in July last, with a copy to the councillor, but to no avail,� a resident said.
�In this new era when both the Central and the State governments are promoting the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for a green and clean India, this problem in our locality raises a big question mark on the campaign,� the residents said in a letter to the GMC Commissioner along with photographs of the garbage dumps. The residents requested the GMC Commissioner to take necessary action to clear the garbage dumps.