GUWAHATI, June 25 � Voluntary organisation Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) has made an appeal to the Guwahatians to lend their full support to the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) in keeping the city clean.
SGBG president Dhiren Barua said in a statement here that in view of the withdrawal of M/s Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd from the city�s solid waste management, the GMC is to assume the responsibility to keep the city garbage free. But the GMC alone cannot accomplish this if the Guwahatians do not extend their full support to it, Barua said.
It is the joint responsibility of the GMC and the Guwahatians to keep the city free from garbage. The civic body and the rate payers have to come forward with due earnest in this regard.
Referring to the interim report of the Committee constituted by the Supreme Court of India on solid waste management in class-I cities, Barua said that the report has called for steps by the civic bodies to collect the solid wastes from door to door by engaging labourers.
Against this service, the civic body may collect between Rs 10 and Rs 40 per month, depending on the situation, from each of the households. Two labourers should collect solid waste from 150 to 250 house holds everyday. And this service should be continued even on the holidays, including the Sundays.
The civic body should collect solid waste also from hotels, restaurants, markets, hospitals, nursing homes, vegetable dealers, industrial centres etc, Barua said, quoting the recommendations of the above Committee.
These recommendations have been implemented in cities like Kolkata, Pune, Delhi, Chennai, Surat, Hawra, Chandan Nagar etc to the benefit of their residents.
The Guwahatians should pay serious attention to remove the blot of a �stinking and dirty� city on the image of Guwahati, he said.