GUWAHATI, Aug 1 - Voluntary organisation Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) held a public meeting at the Kamarpatty Durga Puja Mandap here recently to make the people aware of the ill effects of plastic, said a delayed press release.
The meeting, presided over by ex-GMDA Chairman Dhiren Barua, also discussed the other ills like congested drains of the city, its traffic snarls, etc.
Speaking on the occasion, SGBG advisor Satyendra Prasad Deka urged the people to give up the habit of using plastic items. He said waste plastic items have been clogging the city drains and leading to environment pollution. Addressing the gathering, former MLA Ajay Dutta said that most of the automatic traffic signals on the city roads are out of order and the authorities concerned should urgently repair these signals.
The speakers at the meeting also spoke on the issue of drinking water scarcity, making life miserable for the residents of many city localities. They appealed to the authorities concerned to take urgent steps to facilitate commissioning of the under-construction water supply schemes of the city. The SGBG office-bearers and activists also distributed leaflets on these issues, among the people.