GUWAHATI, March 27 - The NGOs under the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) have failed to collect the daily garbage from the city�s households amid the ongoing lockdown imposed in view of the novel coronavirus scare.
Mrigendra Lahkar, a resident of Bhetapara Chariali said, �The workers are not regular in collecting garbage generated from the households in our locality. The NGO workers have not visited our locality for about a week.�
�The Corporation should have ensured collection of the household waste on time,� he said.
A source in the GMC said that presently the number of workers in the NGOs is less as several workers are apprehensive about continuing their service due�to the mounting coronavirus threat.
�This is the main reason for the delay in door-to-door garbage collection. In some areas, we have seen people throwing garbage on the roadsides,� he said.
The GMC has failed to collect garbage from many pockets of the city. The garbage bins are now overloaded and the waste is spilling over on to the roadsides.
When contacted, GMC Joint Commissioner Siddhartha Goswami said the NGOs have been directed to continue their services maintaining strict hygiene.�
Later, Goswami said household wastes have been collected from many localities.