Shillong,Aug.21 : The District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills, has informed that it has been brought to the notice that unabated littering is taking place in Umkaliar, Demseiniong and Nongmynsong areas. The District Magistrate also informed that various agencies/departments are taking great pains to keep the city clean but the efforts of the various agencies appear to be in vain as the general public are found to be indiscriminately littering. He also stated that these areas experience footfall of patients to NEIGHRIHMS and the public alike on a daily basis therefore there is a need to reinforce the matter of cleanliness in the interest of the health and welfare of the general public at large and the image of the city.
Further, the District Magistrate has directed all persons and concerned agencies to maintain cleanliness in and around the vicinity of the areas and business areas aforementioned, to ensure segregation of waste and proper disposal during and after business hours, to ensure no indiscriminate dumping of garbage around the vicinity of these areas, to ensure drains are not clogged or overflowing and if so to take up the rectification of the same with concerned authorities immediately.
The District Magistrate has directed that the order be complied with immediately failing which stern action shall be initiated against the defaulters.