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�Govt, GMC have no proof of Deepor Beel pollution by garbage�

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 30 - The State government or the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) do not have any �scientific evidence� of the waters of the Deepor Beel getting contaminated by pollutants from the official garbage dumping site near the Ramsar Site wetland.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), too, has not issued any directive for shifting of the garbage dumping site.

This was stated by Guwahati Development Department (GDD) Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya while replying to a question by AGP legislator Ramendra Narayan Kalita in the Assembly today.

Ruling out any immediate shifting of the garbage site in view of stiff resistance by local people whenever any such attempt is made, Bhattacharya said that a large plot at Chandrapur had been selected earlier for shifting the municipal waste dumping site, but it did not materialise because of the people�s opposition.

He added that the present dumping ground was located at a half-a-km distance from the wetland and that it had not been established whether pollutants from the site were adversely affecting the wetland.

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�Govt, GMC have no proof of Deepor Beel pollution by garbage�

GUWAHATI, Jan 30 - The State government or the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) do not have any �scientific evidence� of the waters of the Deepor Beel getting contaminated by pollutants from the official garbage dumping site near the Ramsar Site wetland.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), too, has not issued any directive for shifting of the garbage dumping site.

This was stated by Guwahati Development Department (GDD) Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya while replying to a question by AGP legislator Ramendra Narayan Kalita in the Assembly today.

Ruling out any immediate shifting of the garbage site in view of stiff resistance by local people whenever any such attempt is made, Bhattacharya said that a large plot at Chandrapur had been selected earlier for shifting the municipal waste dumping site, but it did not materialise because of the people�s opposition.

He added that the present dumping ground was located at a half-a-km distance from the wetland and that it had not been established whether pollutants from the site were adversely affecting the wetland.

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