TODAY -

The unheard Calls
- Imphal Times Editorial :: February 15 2017 -



Newspapers in the state had time and again published reports about the existing scenario of Imphal city.

Traffic control system, garbage management and problems of street vendors have been put to the attention of the government - may it be the traffic police or the Municipal authorities.

However, the attitude of the authority is crystal clear as no follow-up has ever been done. Besides rainy seasons has began to the relieved of the people who has been facing acute water shortage.

Imphal Times is very much concerned about the cleanliness of our city amongst other various issues.

We fear outbreak of highly communicable diseases from the garbage piled up at the roadsides of Khwairamband Keithel.

It is a known fact that the odours from the sanitary - sewage overflow of the Sulabh public toilet has ruined the beauty of foot paths in Kwairamband Keithel area as people are disturbed by the unbearable smells.

To be frank Imphal is fast earning a notorious reputation as a city of garbage.

An all-too familiar sight in marketplaces and roadsides, garbage is becoming a menace which seems to be getting out of control.

One sees rotten and discarded vegetable matter, animal refuse and plastic wastes piled up outside nearly every busy spot in the capital city.

One can never be too careful while walking on the footpaths and pedestrians walking gingerly on the footpaths is a common sight in market places.

With the beginning of the rainy season, it is likely that the people will start crying over the failed drainage system. The people will now face flood like situation with no proper drains.

Though many a cleanup campaign has been initiated, nothing seems to be working here in Manipur with authorities shying away from their duty.

Blaming the authorities alone is not a great idea, as this problem calls for an equal, if not greater measure of public cooperation with the authorities.

It is observed that the vendors at the marketplaces are least bothered by the problem of piled-up garbage and contribute to it substantially.

Houses too do not always cooperate in the segregation of degradable wastes from the non-degradable.

This mindset needs to change and all concerned need to work hand in hand towards a clean and safe Imphal city.

Awareness has to be spread and campaigns involving both the authorities and the public in equal measure worked out.

Such measures are the need, not of tomorrow or the day after or the unseen future, but of TODAY, of NOW!



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