Guwahati, July 1, 2019:
Rajya Sabha MP and Bodo People’s Front (BPF) leader Biswajit Daimary has made an appeal to the people of Assam to preserve the Deepor Beel and also asked the concerned authorities to take necessary actions to stop the ‘Beel’ from being polluted.
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Speaking to Inside Northeast, Biswajit Daimary said, “Deepor Beel is very important for Assam, and especially for Guwahati. The Beel should be preserved for the animals, environment and also for ourselves. Even if one does not feel responsible for other organisms, I appeal to the people that one must preserve the ‘Beel’ for their own sake. Let’s forget about the others, but one must save the wetland to survive if we love ourselves.”
He added that we have ignored the necessity of the wetland and dumped garbage into it, thereby polluting the environment. Guwahati is the capital of the state and everyone visits the place. If we need to breathe some fresh air, the area around Deepor Beel is a particular space for it.”
“I request the authorities involved in maintaining the ‘Deepor Beel’ to take necessary steps to save the ‘Beel’ as the dumping ground near it has already degraded the condition of the Beel,” he added.
It is to be mentioned that the MP also addressed the locals who have visited him to discuss the matter. Pramod Kalita and Nripen Ingti, Secretary and Baleswar Rongpi vice president of Mikirpara Chakardo Development Society, Maheswar Rangpi, Advisor Lakhindra Teron, Elephant protection committee Bharat Rabha, Pramod Rongpi, Paban Kalita, Gautam Bey are the local representatives who met the MP. They urged him to take their issues to the concerned authorities so that the ‘Deepor Beel’ is saved and also to stop the pollution and degradation of the pride of Assam, the ‘Deepor Beel’.