NALBARI, May 8 � The waterlogging problem being faced by the people of the Nalbari town for long was discussed in a meeting held at the Nalbari Deputy Commissioner�s conference hall here today.
Addressing the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner of Nalbari Dr Om Prakash stated that although the town needs about Rs 80 crore for a smooth and proper dranage system, the Central government has sanctioned only Rs 8 crore. This insufficient fund cannot bring any solution to this vital problem without people�s cooperation.
The DC said that he has been taking initiative for solving the waterlogging problem in the town since January and even ordered reconstruction of the Phulguri and Satirkur channels to take the excess water out of the town area. However, as some business establishments of the town are using the drains as dumping grounds, it has led to clogging at different points in the town. He had also imposed a ban on the use of polythene bags in the town to improve the situation, the DC said.
The DC has, meanwhile, directed his administrative officials to visit all the 12 wards tomorrow morning with ward commissioners and local public. The officials have been entrusted to solve the disputes on the spot.
The Deputy Commissioner also requested the representatives of the Chamber of Commerce to ensure that the ban on polythene bags is implemented in the true spirit in the district.
The meeting also decided that a ward-level cleanliness committee will be formed and a prize will be given to the cleanest ward in the next Independance Day function.
The meeting was addressed among others by Dr Pradip Ranjan Kar, SP, and Additional Deputy Commissioners Bibhas Modi and Joly Das Brahma.