For the ears and eyes of the CM – Ask why garbage in Nambul

Apropos the news item “CM blames inadequate civic sense for pollution “(Sangai Express, dtd. Feb 1). The honourable CM might have reasons to be annoyed at the littering of the Nambul River. But his public threat to arrest the erring public is not in good taste. It is not at all befitting of an astute politician like him. Had he instead asked the concerned officers why the river still remains unclean inspite of many campaigns in the past at huge cost, the public would have appreciated him as an able top executive of the state. He could have asked the concerned departments or the officials to investigate the reasons for the public to throw the garbage in the river. It may not be simply lack of civic sense. The reasons are obvious. The questions which need to be answered are (i) whether the Imphal Municipal Corporation is fully provided with all necessary infrastructures which includes vehicles for collection and transport, and manpower in consonance with the volume of work and responsibility? The employees of the council now corporation being on strike most of the months of the year can anybody expect any good out come from them? (ii) Who is monitoring the works of the NGOs and others including the ward members to whom the works had been outsourced? (iii) More importantly, who is running the Corporation—the Mayor or the Minister, MAHUD?
As they say every time you point an accusing finger to anybody four other fingers are pointing towards you. I am a resident in Ward No. 12 Imphal West. One year back a rickety small municipal van/truck used to collect the garbage once or twice a week. We had then no reason to throw the garbage by the road side. But ever since the present corporation was constituted, the service had been discontinued for the last ten months. Personally I had submitted written complaint to the Mayor with copy to the Minister concerned, but no one ever take any action and mitigate our grievances. Rest assured none of us enjoys the extra hundred meters of carrying the garbage to the roadside. Under the given circumstances, tell me who should be penalised and insulted – the concerned officials/ employees or the poor tax payers like me who have no option?
Yours sincerely,
A Dwijamani Singh
Ahanthem Leikai, Imphal

One Response to "For the ears and eyes of the CM – Ask why garbage in Nambul"

  1. sikula sikul   February 20, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Regarding management of garbage disposal we need awareness in this stream. Only with nice dress, beautiful styles and culture is not the symbol civilization. We can contribute monthly tax for garbage disposal service to local NGOs and other organisation and to be punished a huge sum for violating the rule of garbage management. See, in western countries how they manage the garbage for useful purpose. We are not a child depending everything to the guardians. I have seen many people with high education throwing garbage near the pond or roadside. Where did they learn education? Education is not the aim of procuring a large sum of money by any means, by hook by crook. How can you avoid corruption if you are involved in the same fray. Polluting the market places and its surrounding atmosphere are not the outsiders. They should be given awareness regarding management of garbage and its ill effects to the society too. Garbage too can be managed for resourceful purpose and it will provide to employ a lot of unemployed youths. In this respect we need deep consultation and awareness programme very soon,before it is too late.


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