|Anti-pollution steps hailed|
GUWAHATI, Nov 27 – Abhijatri, an all Guwahati women’s welfare organisation has welcomed the prohibitory orders clamped by the district administration in the Basistha area in a bid to stop pollution of the river and stop anti-social activities.
The organisation had met MGVK Bhanu, principal secretary, government of Assam to apprise him about the civic problems and particularly about the pollution caused to the Basistha river.
“We are happy by the prompt response of the government. We have been regularly conducting awareness drives to keep the surrounding of Basistha temple clean and pollution free,” said Kalpana Borah, secretary of the organisation adding that another awareness drive is going to be conducted in the first week of December. Borah said that in the forthcoming awareness programme more than 300 people would be involved.
It needs to be mentioned here that the organisation has been raising the civic issues of the city like lack of street lights, dilapidated condition of roads, lack of dustbins, poor drainage system etc., and calling upon the citizens to come forward to shoulder the responsibility of keeping the environment clean.