Objection of shifting of Dumping Site to Chandrapur (Assam) a biodiversity hotspot

Objection of shifting of Dumping Site to Chandrapur (Assam) a biodiversity hotspot

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Manjusha Kalita started this petition to To Mr. Narendra Modi and Mr Himanta biswa Sharma

Guwahati is a city that boasts of a hill range on one side &the mighty Brahmaputra flowing on the other. Just a few steps away is a place called Chandrapur which is not only rich in forests cover but it is home to many species of indigenous butterflies, insects, birds such as weaver bird, cattle Egrets,Peid hornbill, spotted owlet, animals like monitor lizard, capped langoors, large Indian civets, wild hogs, deer, leopards etc live here. Chandrapur is in close proximity to two wildlife sanctuaries Amchang and Pobitora wildlife sanctuaries. Chandrapur has been acting as a large green cover serving the purpose of reducing carbon emissions and is an oxygen generator. It ha been able to provide a balance for the past and the future generations to come. chandrapur has several water bodies like small ponds, lakes, waterfalls, streams, rivulets, which holds the rain water, replenishing the ground water table in many areas.

But now the decision of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation to shift the garage dumping ground site to Chandrapur has bought uncertainty, anguish and disappointment. Chandrapur is an ecologically rich and diverse region as well as an declared eco sensitive zone due to its proximity to two wildlife sanctuaries cannot be and should not be regarded as an alternative for dumping garbage. We have all seen what state Boragaon (previous dumping site) is in now, that areas ecological system has been totally destroyed. We are fearful for our life , our existence and are concerned about the future of our generation. 

The river Kolong a tributary of Brahmaputra flows just below the said site which also happens to host the JAL JEEVAN MISSION project for safe drinking water which will contaminate the water and open up doors to innumerable diseases. The Covid 19 has shown us what happens when we don't respect nature. If the Dumping of garbage continues here , it will be a recipe for disaster for the coming years, much larger than the Covid 19. 

We the People of chandrapur humbly and collectively want your intervention in the issue by 

1. Halting the decision of shifting the Dumping ground to Chandrapur. 

2. In fact waste is a severe problem and it needs immediate attention. Proper alternative should be found where there is no residents, no forest cover, no threat to the animals and the environment at large.

3. To see chandrapur for its worth and the potential that it has. It can be turned into a eco tourist spot with little planning.

Dear Mr. Modi and our dear C.M, please help us stop this disaster. It is never sensible to carry out any project without the approval of the local community nor is it feasible to destroy a thriving ecosystem in the name of development.

 

 

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