Itanagar

Roadside garbage dumping continues unchecked in Itanagar and Naharlagun

dumping of garbage on the roadside is still common in almost all over twin capital city Itanagar and Naharlagun. Anyone can see the heap of garbage on the roads side.


Itanagar

By Manoj Singh 

Even after years of Swachch Bharat Abhiyan scheme implemented and crores of fund have been utilized in the state, the piles of garbage seen at several prominent location of the twin capital city of state itself speaks about the state of affairs of the Itanagar Municipal Council or Itanagar municipal corporation ( IMC ).

The city dwellers also use to throw their household garbage on the road side, which lead the source of disease. But the IMC authority less brother and the reason may be best known to them.  A senior citizen of Super Market Naharlagun said.

A shopkeeper said that earlier it was quite good when the collection of garbage were done by NGOs but what had happened in IMC as every day there are heaps of garbage even in the busy market place.

A local lady said that, daily door to door collection of garbage  by IMA is also not systematic, which has resulted that the denizens dumping their home wastes in nearby open place or on roadside.

Former municipal councillor Gora Lotak have also uploaded few photo in social media coming hard on the inefficiency of the concerned department in keeping the city clean has appealed to the state government to handover the garbage management to the NGOs which earlier used to take care of it.

It is also mention that the solid waste management plant located at Chimpu area is in its pathetic condition, while few new project are yet to materialise.

It is also to mention that the state chief secretary Satya Gopal appeared before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) at New Delhi on May 2 in connection with a hearing related to implementation of Solid Waste Management Rules (SWM) 2016, Plastic Waste Management Rules (PWM) 2016, and Bio-Medical Waste Management (BWM) Rules 2016 in Arunachal Pradesh.

The NGT gave several directions which have to be implemented by the state and NGT also sought Action Taken Report (ATR) from the state government in six months time.

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