Unabated disposal of plastic by locals at the Bissarnala Jan at Pathsala in the newly created Bajali district has killed many fishes in the water body.

The Bisarnaala Jan is a small rivulet flowing through the Pathsala town.

A section of people has been dumping garbage and waste matter in the Bisarnala Jan regularly thereby, turning it into a dumping ground.

Since most of the waste matters are non-biodegradable in nature, they are posing a serious threat to the environment surrounding the water body, apart from the foul smell emanating from the area.

Various organizations have been carrying out awareness campaigns to educate the public in vain.

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Brand ambassador of the forest and environment department Ananda Khataniar said that at a time when the central, as well as state governments, are working towards making the country clean, the people here are polluting the waters of the rivulet.

“Every household generates garbage that should be thrown but only in trash bins. Throwing in the only dirties and contaminates the environment,” said Ananda Khataniar.

“The people should come forward to make the atmosphere healthy and clean so as to beautify the Pathsala town,” said local resident and nature lover Jintu Talukdar

“Some locals and private schools always dump plastics in the water body due to which many fishes have died recently,” Talukdar said.

“The authorities should provide a separate plot of land to be used as a dumping ground so that the town remains clean,” he added.

Sasanka Talukdar

Sasanka Talukdar is Northeast Now Correspondent in Pathsala. He can be reached at: sasanka140@gmail.com