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Jorhat garbage menace getting worse

By Correspondent

JORHAT, July 30 - Neither the Jorhat municipal board nor the district administration has initiated alternative arrangement for cleaning the garbage bins of the city till this evening which have been polluting the environment of the localities of the city since past several days.

Though this morning, officials of district administration and a local non government organization (NGO) decided to clean some piled-up garbage in the Barua Chariali area of the city, they could not do so as some agitating workers of municipality stopped them from doing it. As the flies, mosquitoes and several other insects have been carrying the germs from the garbage bins to the nearby roadside shops of meat, fish, milk, vegetables in the greater Tarajan and several other areas of the city fear of various diseases gripped the localities.

The odour of rotten meat, fish have forced every passer-by to close his nostrils while crossing the roadside garbage-bins in Tarajan, Soladhara, Barua Chariali, Bongalpukhuri and several other localities that regularly witness crowd since morning to night in the city.

Expressing serious concern over such negligence towards the public health and hygiene, citizens across the city said that the officials of the State government must find out alternative measures for cleaning the city to protect the taxpayers from the diseases.

�Every official of municipal board and the district administration knows that the district has witnessed the death of several people in Japanese Encephalitis. Besides, several other citizens have been affected by water-borne diseases in the city. The deputy commissioner must do something for the greater interest of public health. We are unable to understand why the DC is refraining from some alternative arrangements to keep the city clean,� said an elderly citizen of Jorhat.

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Jorhat garbage menace getting worse

JORHAT, July 30 - Neither the Jorhat municipal board nor the district administration has initiated alternative arrangement for cleaning the garbage bins of the city till this evening which have been polluting the environment of the localities of the city since past several days.

Though this morning, officials of district administration and a local non government organization (NGO) decided to clean some piled-up garbage in the Barua Chariali area of the city, they could not do so as some agitating workers of municipality stopped them from doing it. As the flies, mosquitoes and several other insects have been carrying the germs from the garbage bins to the nearby roadside shops of meat, fish, milk, vegetables in the greater Tarajan and several other areas of the city fear of various diseases gripped the localities.

The odour of rotten meat, fish have forced every passer-by to close his nostrils while crossing the roadside garbage-bins in Tarajan, Soladhara, Barua Chariali, Bongalpukhuri and several other localities that regularly witness crowd since morning to night in the city.

Expressing serious concern over such negligence towards the public health and hygiene, citizens across the city said that the officials of the State government must find out alternative measures for cleaning the city to protect the taxpayers from the diseases.

�Every official of municipal board and the district administration knows that the district has witnessed the death of several people in Japanese Encephalitis. Besides, several other citizens have been affected by water-borne diseases in the city. The deputy commissioner must do something for the greater interest of public health. We are unable to understand why the DC is refraining from some alternative arrangements to keep the city clean,� said an elderly citizen of Jorhat.