|Shifting of wholesale fish market ordered|
GUWAHATI, Feb 11 – The Kamrup (M) district administration has ordered immediate shifting of the wholesale fish market located within the notified land of Borsola Beel to the newly-proposed land in village Saukuchi under Beltola mouza of Dispur revenue circle.
The district administration’s move came after it was brought to its notice that dumping of thermocol, fish wastes, dead fish, plastic bags and other wastes of the wholesale fish market in the Borsola Beel was leading to pollution of the water- body, which acts as a natural or storm-water reservoir to protect the city from flash floods or artificial floods.
“Therefore, with a view to protecting and preserving the Borsola Beel, the Kamrup (M) district administration has asked the Commissioner, Guwahati Municipal Corporation, the Director of Fisheries, Assam and the Managing Director, FISHFED, Assam, to execute the above order and submit a compliance report within 45 days,” an official release said.
The Chief Executive Officer, Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority and the competent authority under the Guwahati Water-bodies (Preservation and Conservation) Act-2008 have been asked to prepare a plan for the development of the land to be vacated by the wholesale fish market as a place of eco-tourism recreation centre as permissible under the above mentioned Act.
Any failure to execute the above order will entail action under penal provision of the Disaster Management Act-2005, the order said.