W/Kameng DUDA to collect civic charges

BOMDILA, 13 Jul: West Kameng Deputy Commissioner Karma Leki on Tuesday said that civic charges will henceforth be collected to keep Bomdila township clean.

Chairing a meeting of the District Urban Development Agency (DUDA) here, the DC, who is also the DUDA chairman, lauded the UD department for taking the step of collecting civic charges to keep the township clean.

“Government employees are already paying civic charges through direct deduction from their salaries, and now the public and the commercial establishments should also come forward to pay the nominal civic charges to keep the township clean,” he said.

Leki also asked the department to constitute a committee under the chairmanship of the ADC (HQ) to identify all the toilets constructed without septic tank in the township area.

DUDA Executive Engineer Takar Tachang highlighted the issues that the department is facing in keeping the township clean.

“Migration of the rural population towards urban towns and excess use of plastic items are two of the major causes behind the rapid increase in garbage waste in Bomdila,” he said.

The EE informed that the department collects seven tonnes of solid waste each day. “But because of huge constraint of manpower and lack of financial support to maintain the garbage collection trucks, fuel expenses, etc, the department is facing problems to manage the waste,” he informed.

Among others, ADC (HQ) Sang Khandu, EAC Oni Padung, DMO RN Tongchi, HoDs, the bazaar secretary, members of NGOs, and panchayat leaders attended the meeting. (DIPRO)