GUWAHATI, May 23 - Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) has urged the government to pay attention to developmental activities as the election-related invectives are over now and a stable government under the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is going to be installed shortly, following a huge mandate of electorate in its favour.
Speaking to this newspaper, SGBG president Krishno Kanto Borooah and its vice president Ajoy Dutta underlined the need to initiate urgent steps to control flood and check erosion. Because of erosion, a huge number of people is thrown out of their native places and forced to encroach upon government and forest land. The State�s agriculture sector is also affected greatly by flood and erosion.
To aggravate the problems facing the State�s agriculture sector, an overwhelming area of the State�s tilling fields is devoid of any irrigation facilities. This area also needs urgent attention from the government, they said.
The SGBG office-bearers also maintained that population explosion has emerged as a major problem for the State and it has also been playing a major role in aggravating the problem of encroachment on government and forest land. The government should lay stress on birth control to get rid of this population.
They further said that �syndicate raj� is still continuing and it has been propelling abnormal rise in the prices of essential items, hitting the common man hard. The government should initiate immediate and stern measures to eradicate this practice, they said.
Alleging that the crime rate is increasing in the State, the SGBG office-bearers urged the State government to tackle crimes firmly with urgent measures. Besides, they drew the attention of the government towards the fact that women are not safe on roads, particularly after dusk, and also on the trains. It is the bounden duty of the State government to ensure safety of women, they asserted.