Meghalaya: Illegal dumping of coal worries residents of North Garo Hills


From Our Correspondent, TNT News | Tura, June 03, 2018: 

The residents and NGOs of Dainadubi village in North Garo Hills, close to the border of Assam, have expressed annoyance over the illegal dumping of coal in the village. Complaint submitted to the deputy commissioner of North Garo Hills on the matter.

Annoyed over the frequent dumping of coal in a residential area, the villagers has questioned the rationale behind allowing coal to be dumped in an area full of people. The coal was being dumped at the main Dainadubi Bazar itself for the past few months while transportation of coal was allowed.

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"Coal transported from Nongalbibra (in SGH) is being dumped at Dainadubi thereby causing pollution to the air as well as water of the area. Further it has hampered the health of the public, schools as well as the nearby Dainadubi PHC," said the Achik Border Association (a conglomeration of NGOs from NGH) which submitted the complaint.

The ABA also stated that they were unaware of the motive on why coal was being dumped within the state itself.

"We would therefore request the administration to take steps to ensure that coal is not stocked in Dainadubi and also that it should not pollute the environment around the place. This is very dangerous to human health," added the NGOs.

When contacted on the matter, the deputy commissioner of NGH, SC Sadhu said that the matter was being looked into and appropriate action would be taken in the matter.

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