GUWAHATI, July 3 � The Kamrup Metro district administration has directed the Assam Power Distribution Corporation Ltd (APDCL) not to provide power connection to the new constructions in the hill areas under Kamrup Metro district without obtaining NOC from the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Kamrup Metro.
The order has been issued as per provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, and comes into force with immediate effect.
In his order, Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner and chairman of DDMA Dr M Angamuthu said that it has been observed that �unscientific and haphazard earth-cutting and earth-filling in the hill areas for unplanned construction works in Kamrup Metro district destabilises the natural earth slopes, blocks natural drains, and clogs natural and artificial drains triggering severe landslides, artificial flood and persistent water logging during the rainy days resulting in substantial loss of human lives and cattle heads and destruction of properties.�
It said that �unscientific earth-cutting also degrades environment and overall ecological balance.�
The order added, if such haphazard, unscientific and unplanned earth-cutting and earth-filling for illegal construction are allowed to continue unhindered in this district, it may cause a catastrophe, mishap and calamity of great magnitude in this district.