JORABAT, Jan 5 - The Circle Officer of Sonapur Revenue Circle, Munindra Nath Ngatey today visited Jorabat and inspected the drain sites here, which have already got clogged, months ahead of the arrival of the monsoon season.
The drains have apparently been blocked due to rampant littering by operators of hotels, restaurants and dhabas. The Circle Officer went to each restaurant and dhaba and warned the proprietors not to throw garbage into the drains. He said that strict action would be taken against anyone who violated the Executive Magistrate�s order. He added that in extreme cases of violation, the restaurants and dhabas may be closed down.
The Circle Officer pointed out that as the Jorabat junction is a busy area visited by people from various parts of the State and the North East, the haphazard disposal of garbage adds to degradation of the environment. The local people must take care that such un-civic activities do not take place. He said not only the administration, but also the citizens have the responsibility to keep the area clean.
It may be noted that there are 30-35 hotels, restaurants and dhabas in and around the Jorabat Tiniali area and all their operators throw garbage into the drains flowing alongside the NH-37 and NH-40. It will be significant to note if the hotel and dhaba owners abide by the order of the Circle Officer.