JORHAT, July 28 - Areas like Tarajan, Soladhara, Dorngichuk, Jail Road, Barua Chariali, Club Road have
become unhygienic as no cleanliness drive has been initiated by the municipal body or the district administration to remove the piles of garbage in the populous urban areas in Jorhat for the past several days.
As the safai karmis of the civic bodies in the State have been abstaining from their cleaning work, as a part of agitation demanding permanent employment, they have also abstained from their cleaning work in Jorhat, too.
The scene of passersby covering their nose with handkerchiefs to avoid the odour of piled-up garbage, has became a common one even in the heart of the city.
Blaming the local administration and the municipal body for not paying heed to public health and hygiene, locals said that alternative arrangement for cleaning the areas should be done by the authorities.
Asked about any alternative arrangement for cleaning the piles of garbage, an official of the district administration said that they will have to engage some other labours from tomorrow as the agitation by the municipality workers is continuing.
It is to be mentioned here that the district administration took up urgent initiative yesterday to clean a few areas of the city as ministers, legislators and several dignitaries came here to pay their tributes to former Union Cabinet Minister BK Handique, who was cremated at Tarajan cremation ground here yesterday.