GUWAHATI, Aug 10 - The All India Tribal Students� Association, Assam (AITSAA), today voiced its resentment against the decision of the State government to set up a dumping ground at Sonapur.
The tribal students� body alleged that the site of dumping ground that the government is planning to set up is located in a residential area, which also happens to be in a tribal belt, and at a distance of just 500 meters from the National Highway. This will cause a lot of problems for the residents of the area, the Association stated.
Earlier, during a hearing at the National Green Tribunal, the State government had stated that for setting up of the integrated solid waste management facility (ISWMF), it had identified four sites on the outskirts of the city, one of which is located in Sonapur.
Addressing a press conference here today, the AITSAA leadership also criticized the government for its alleged failure in implementing the order of the Gauhati High Court regarding eviction of encroachers from the tribal belts and blocks.
It also raised the demand for filling up of all backlog posts lying vacant in different government departments.