GUWAHATI, June 15 � Asking the Guwahati Municipal Corporation to work sincerely towards solving the problems of Guwahati city, the Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) today said that the problems of water logging and crisis of potable water are getting worse day by day.
In a meeting convened today by the organization, representatives of the 60 municipal wards of the city discussed various problems faced by the common people in different parts of the capital city.
�Scarcity of drinking water is still a major problem in most of the localities of Guwahati. The failure of the corporation to provide safe drinking water is causing problem to a major section of people as everyone cannot afford to buy water for everyday use,� SGBG president Dhiren Baruah said.
The issue of old and dilapidated pipelines was also raised in the meeting and many people complained that the quality of water coming through the decayed pipelines is very poor and sometimes the water also exudes foul smell.
Further asking the corporation to provide adequate number of dustbins in the city, the NGO asked the corporation to maintain cleanliness in the city. �We have been asking the GMC to arrange for cleaning the drains once every week, but nothing has been done in this regard. Clogged drains are the main reason behind the artificial floods in the city,� Baruah added.
It was also decide in the meeting that the people would inform the corporation authorities about various problems of their areas.
Earlier on Sunday, members of SGBG distributed over 4,000 eco-friendly cloth bags in Kachhari Bazar area on Sunday in a bid to restrict the use of plastic carry bags in the city,
The NGO members also appealed the people to step out of homes with cloth bags, so that they are not dependent on plastic carry bags.
Satyen Doley of SGBG told The Assam Tribune that people took the cloth bags very enthusiastically from the SGBG members. �Now, we hope that people who got the carry bags would make it a habit to keep those bags along while going for shopping. Along with free eco-friendly bags provided by Topcem, leaflets were also distributed among people asking them to minimise the use of plastic bags.