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Ward commissioners and board employees of Dibrugarh at the conference hall of deputy commissioner’s office on Wednesday
Ward commissioners and board employees of Dibrugarh at the conference hall of deputy commissioner’s office on Wednesday|EastMojo image
ASSAM

Assam: Dibrugarh DC sets 100-day deadline to spruce up town

Pallav Gopal Jha orders Dibrugarh Municipal Board to clean garbage before 6 am every day; make arrangements to ensure 100% door-to-door garbage collection

Rishu Kalantri

Tinsukia: Dibrugarh deputy commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha has ordered Dibrugarh Municipal Board (DMB) to clean the garbage of the town under municipal area before 6 am every day. The direction came during a meeting held with the ward commissioners and board employees at the conference hall of deputy commissioner on Wednesday.

Sources said that Jha has set a deadline of Friday to ensure that the garbage of the town is cleaned before 6 am, a step aimed to make Dibrugarh town clean before citizens from all walks of life come out from their homes for work.

"The DC has also instructed the DMB to make all necessary arrangements to ensure 100% door-to-door garbage collection within the municipal area within next 20 days," a source told EastMojo.

"The deputy commissioner had fixed another deadline of 100 days … for the board to make this upper Assam town a clean city with proper waste management system," the source added.

Speaking with EastMojo, Jha said, "The next step in the agenda to achieve the target is to hold a meeting with the citizens.”

A meeting with nursing home and hotel owners -- one of the major polluters and defaulters -- will be held very soon besides meeting with business establishment groups. Brainstorming with media will be part of the action plan, Jha added.

Sources said the deputy commissioner has instructed the additional deputy commissioner (ADC) cum executive officer (EO) of the board, Ranjit Konwar, to make an assessment of vehicles, manpower and other equipment available with DMB and to assess the fund required to purchase the items to fulfil the requirements if any.

The board has raised the issue of requirement of Rs 13 lakh to make all the necessary arrangements to execute the work.

"The deputy commissioner has instructed Konwar to examine the revenue collections, sources of revenue and human resources available with the board," said the source, adding that he has ordered the accounts officer of the board to submit a report by 6 pm on Thursday with figures of fund allotted under awareness schemes and amount spent on such head so far.

Jha further ordered DMB to hold board meetings at the earliest and to increase revenue collection. "He has instructed the board to take immediate steps to cancel the trade licences of the business establishment who do not possess dustbins and are making the city dirty," sources said.

The meeting was attended by the vice-chairman of the board Mukul Deka, ward commissioners and municipal staff and employees and ADC cum EO of the board Konwar.