Shillong, January 11, 2021 (MMP): The Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP) Central Body today made a surprise visit to Marten Garbage Dumping ground at and found that no tangible effort is made to stench emitted from this place.
Speaking to the media after inspecting the garbage dumping area, the FKJGP General Secretary, Dundee C. Khongsit said that it is very contradictory to hear from the State Government which tries to promote tourism in the state and the other hand, the visitors are being welcome with foul smell and stench. Khongsit also said that the workers at the Marten Garbage Dumping ground are still facing big hardship to separate the bio-degradable and non-bio degradable wastes, as the machines that have been purchased are still lying unutilized. Khongsit also informed that only the those localities that fall under the Shillong Municipality are using the plastic buckets for disposing the wastes and other localities outside Shillong Municipality have not used them creating big hardship for the workers to manually separate the bio-degradable wastes from the non-bio degradable wastes. MMP