GUWAHATI, May 6 � The first phase of desiltation work in the city has almost been completed and the District Disaster Management Committee (DDMA) of Kamrup Metro has engaged NGOs for monitoring the desiltation work.
The DDMA Kamrup Metro, conducted a review meeting on desiltation and cleaning of drains yesterday in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner�s office here.
Deputy Commissioner and Chairman DDMA Ashutosh Agnihotri chaired the meeting, which was attended by officials of departments concerned, including PWD, Water Resources, Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and others.
The progress of cleaning and desiltation work of various departments was reviewed at the meeting and it was found that all the departments concerned had almost completed the first phase of their desiltation work by April 30.
The DDMA has also engaged NGOs for monitoring the desiltation work of various departments and these organizations submit weekly reports to it.
The meeting also found that some roads like AK Deb Road, Mother Teresa Road and its bye-lanes are not properly cleaned.
Instructions have been issued to all departments concerned to review the cleaning of those drains as well as other drains which were not cleared properly, and do the necessary cleaning immediately.
Regarding water-logging in the national highway, Agnihotri asked the NHAI to find out an immediate solution to the problem.
With regard to dumping of garbage by the public in the natural channels like Bharalu and Bahini, all the NGOs engaged with the administration have been asked to maintain strict vigil in their designated areas.
Action against errant individuals is to be taken by the GMC.
The administration has also appealed to the public not to dump building materials like sand and bricks on the roadside. In case of any complaint received in this regard, stern action shall be taken by the GMC, the meeting decided.