Nagpur: Adv Akshay Samarth, National Convener, Rajiv Gandhi Panchayati Raj Sangathan (All India Congress Committee) has termed the cleaning of the rivers and nullahs in Nagpur an eyewash by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC).
“It is worth mentioning that since the last few days, NMC is making a big show of cleaning the rivers and nullahs in Nagpur by installing JCBs in the rivers and nullahs of the city. People are very happy to see the JCB running in these rivers and nullahs that the cleaning work is going on in full swing. But this is just a sham, because instead of taking out the debris and dumping it somewhere, it has been deposited on the banks. In a few days, rain will come and these rivers and nullahs will flow up to the top and the entire debris will again flow into these river channels and get deposited in the middle,” Adv Samarth pointed out.
He further said that the cleaning of rivers and nullahs is being done for the last several years. In the year 2019, on June 26, he had submitted a memorandum of complaint to the civic body officials on this subject against this corruption, but the Municipal Administration has done nothing to curb the misuse of public money and corruption by the officials.
“The misuse of public money is visible with open eyes, but the administration is turning a blind eye towards this misuse of money and thus filling its pockets. It is very important to stop the misuse of public money and corruption of officials in the show of this cleanliness,” Adv Samarth demanded..
A delegation, led by Adv Samarth, submitted a memorandum of complaint to Municipal Administrator and Commissioner Radhakrishnan B, Dr Gajendra Mahalle (Deputy Commissioner, Waste Management Department) and M H Talewar, Superintendent Engineer (Public Health Engineering) demanding action against the concerned officials who are misusing public money in the name of cleaning of the rivers and nullahs in the city.
The delegation comprised Adv Samarth, Congress office-bearers Sohan Kokode, Ramprasad Choudhary, Moolchand Baisware, Ravindra Bhave, Omkar Shende, Shubham Khavshi, Adv Ashwina Sherkure, Adv Tuba Sanobar, Manisha Kashyap, Rajesh Shakya, and others..
Dr. Gajendra Mahalle, Deputy Commissioner, Solid Waste Management Department, understanding the seriousness of this subject, assured Adv Samarth to take necessary action.