SILCHAR, April 27 - Despite the hype over swachhata to keep the surroundings clean, many places in and around Silchar dish out the stinking reality that the idea has not really caught on.
To improve the situation and to rekindle the everyday habit of cleaning the surroundings, the Cachar district administration organised a drive at Ghungoor area on Saturday.
Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri joined the drive and gave instructions to the authorities and NGOs for segregating the wastes and intensify the efforts to dump the garbage into the designated dumping yard.
Assistant Commissioner Maria Tanim, officials of PHE along with NGOs Barak Rural Public, Uttar Krishnapur Janakalyan NGO, Berenga Development Society, GP president Ghungoor with members-cum-representatives of business associations of the vicinity took part in the drive. Later, talking to media, Ashok Bijoy Das, executive engineer PHE Division II informed that even after taking various steps for cleanliness, the results remained largely unimpressive, mainly due to the non-accessibility of the dumping yard.
�We have taken up a fresh initiative and along with Silchar Municipal Board, wastes collected in the tricycle vans by the NGOs from residential campuses and commercial shops shall be dumped at the designated dumping yard at Meherpur.� Also, he added to say that as per the suggestions of Deputy Commissioner, organic wastes shall be segregated and wastes collected and converted into fertiliser and wastes from SMCH shall be sent to the incinerator of the hospital. He urged the people to be aware and participate in the process of keeping the surroundings clean.