DC took cognisance of a complaint letter by the Youth Mission for Clean River — Arunachal Pradesh (YMfCR-AP), a non-profit based in Arunachal.
The Deputy Commissioner of East Kameng district Thursday passed a preventive order asking the District Urban Development Agency (DUDA) to stop dumping garbage into the Kameng River, one of the state’s important rivers.
“Whereas it has been reported to me that DUDA is dumping solid waste/garbage of the Town area in the Kameng river, and whereas you have been instructed a number of times in writing as well as orally to stop dumping in the river, and whereas garbage dumping in the river several environmental and ecological challenges, I, Deputy Commissioner of East Kameng district under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure hereby direct you to not dump garbage in the river with immediate effect,” Gaurav Singh Rajawat wrote in the order dated April 18, 2019.
“Failing to comply with the above directions shall invite necessary legal proceedings under the Indian Penal Code and CrPC. FIR will be lodged without any further notice if the order is not complied with,” the order further noted.
Rajawat took cognisance of a complaint letter by the Youth Mission for Clean River — Arunachal Pradesh (YMfCR-AP), a non-profit based in Arunachal.
The dumping is being done near the Nicham Sonam bridge in Seppa, the district headquarters of East Kameng district
“DUDA is implementing the SBM, which was received very well by the people in Seppa. They realised the importance of cleanliness and hygeine. However, DUDA did not have a waste treatment plant or landfill to dispose off the waste,”