The Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) has found the headlines for wrong reasons. Crating sounds of the ONGC are leading to noise pollution at Lakwa and areas like – Mojaluya Kuwar Gaon, Dehingia Kuwar Gaon, Barbarva Maidam, Tepomia Gaon, Pathaligarh, Rongagarh, Cholapather etc.
Besides noise, the ONGC is also causing pollution in air, soil and water. The leak of crude oil from ONGC pipes has virtually affected about 1000 bighas of paddy fields. During the rainy season the layer of crude oil spreads to different areas due to which paddy fields are gradually losing its fertility and decreasing in production.
Both the Effluent Treatment plants (ETP) 1 and 2 release different chemical mixed water to the Desang river. Affected people of this area have been demanding proper compensation from the ONGC since last few years. But they are yet to get justice.
In front of Nazira Madrassa School, the polluted water has made it difficult for the students to stay in classrooms. After several requests to the ONGCL, no any positive action has been initiated.
To protect the environment & prevent the water, soil, air & noise pollution of the ONGC, the authorities should awake and take appropriate steps.
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Journalists in Nazira observed the 49th National Press Day at the Press Club on Thursday with a day long programme. Reporter Inamul Mujid Khan memorial chorus competition and Prafulla Dutta and Krishna Khatonier memorial cultural programme took place on the occasion. Veteran CPI leader Drupad Borgohain , District Public Relation Officer of Sivasagar Sarodi Gogoi attended an open meeting on the occasion.
Congress leader and Nazira MLA Debobrata Saikia has demanded a special assembly session to discuss the vexed Nagalim issue. Talking to Assam Times, the CLP leader said a section of the people from Nagaland has been trying to grab plots on the territory of Assam in the name of the greater Nagalim. He said the government’s position on this sensitive issue and the framework is not yet clear.
Veteran Congress leader in Nazira Tonkeshwar Saikia breath his last at his own residence of Nazira Simaluguri on Thursday. He was 81 and survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter. Saikia, the elder brother of former Assam chief minister Hiteswar Saikia died of prolonged illness. Many political leaders, organizations and individuals have deeply condoled his death. Veteran Left leader and former MLA Drupad Gohain condoled the death of the octogenerian social workers.
71th Independence Day was observed with traditional gaity and flavour in different places of Nazira Sub division. The main event was held at Nazira playground, where civil administration organised the Independence Day with a day long programme. SDO(C) Dr. Sadnek Singh hoisted the National Flag after swahid tarpan at Nazira Gandhi Maidan. A friendly football match was also held between Civil Administration 11 and Media 11, where civil administration 11 won by 5-0 goals.
Hundreds of people hit the streets in Nazira alleging anti people policies of the BJP led government at the state and Centre. Led by Congress MLA Debobrata Saikia, the protestors thronged in front of the SDO (Civil) office in the town and shouted slogans against the central and state government.