AYC seeks answers over pollution of Daru river

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page

Staff Reporter
TURA, Sep 13: While the clarion call everywhere in the country has been to stop pollution of rivers and streams, the throwing of garbage into the Daru river by residents of Ampati has come as a huge setback to the direction of keeping rivers clean.
The Achik Youth Council (AYC) which was eye witness to the reckless act of some residents has come down heavily on those that have indulged in such acts.

According to the NGO the river has been polluted by refuse from the Ampati Bazaar which is being directly thrown into the stream. 
“Rivers are the veins of the earth and to see the dumping of garbage into the river is a huge setback. The river is used by many people of the area and to think that they are using the same water that garbage is being dumped on is terrifying,” said Silnang Marak, the chief organizer of the AYC on Wednesday.
The NGO has sought answers from the district administration on the illegal dumping of waste into the river and whether the administration is planning to do anything about it.
“We are doubtful whether district administration is implementing the NGT order against pollution of river bodies or not” he added.
The NGO further appealed to all concerned to not dump waste into the Daru river to save it for the future.
“We would like appeal to citizens, bazaar committee and concerned authorities to look into it and save the river from being polluted further. It is endangering marine life and also creates bad smell in the area. The district administration should take up the matter and NGT Court order should be followed to safeguard the deteriorating environment in the area,” added the NGO member.


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