JORABAT, June 16 - Due to negligence of the authorities, the scenic National Highway-37 has become a dumping ground for some people.
Garbage is dumped along the sides of NH-37 at Dimoria between Jorabat and Sonapur. The ecotourism-friendly area, where people from Guwahati city love to go for long rides enjoying the greenery and freshness of the area, is gradually becoming filthy and unhygienic.
Cautioning on the adverse consequences of continuous dumping of garbage along the highway, a local resident of Dimoria said the activity is degrading the pride of Dimoria and may deter people from visiting the area in future as it is affecting the beauty of Nature.
It has been noticed that even after extensive media coverage on the issue, dumping of toxic and unhygienic waste material from both within and outside of the city has not stopped.
Chief adviser to Dimoria AASU unit Dibyajyoti Medhi said the Sonapur Circle Officer should take legal action against those dumping garbage as there could be an outbreak of an epidemic if it continues.