Itanagar, May 9: The Bamboo Depot at 6km near Palwan Point was inaugurated today by the Deputy Commissioner Itanagar Capital Complex Prince Dhawan in the presence of Gora LotakCouncillor, EAC Itanagar HengoBasar, CharuYassuk Chairman IMBWC, KhyodaYaji, President AAPH&SVF and a host of other people.
Speaking as the Chief Guest, the DC traced back the history of long association of bamboo with the tribal culture which is an inherent part of its identity and culture. He urged upon the members of the Itanagar Market Bamboo Welfare Committee(IMBWC) to ensure that all the bamboo vendors function within the designated location and not to allow random selling of bamboos along the NH-415 other than the depot. He assured to notify the area as Bamboo Vending zone in the next Town Vending Committee meeting and directed the Councillor Gora Lotakand Roger Nabam General Secretary AAPH&SVF to submita proposal in this regard.
He also cited the example of vending zones in Itanagar and Naharlagun and lauded the executive members of AAPH&SVF for their cooperation in streamlining the system in a disciplined way and hopedthe same from the IMBWC.
Emphasizing on the importance of Swacchta, the DC urged upon them to keep the area clean and to pay their garbage collection charges timely. He also urged them to cooperate with the District Administration in carrying out awareness and to brief people about the depot so that the system could be streamlined otherwise the DA would be bound to carryout eviction of random bamboo vendors.
The IMBWC also submitted a memorandum wherein they requested the DC for a toilet at the depot to which the DC assured to take it up in the 2nd phase of construction of community toilets and asked Lotak to submit representation regarding the same. The DC also informed that the 1st phase is expected to be completed in a month during which 46 community toilets in Itanagar, Naharlagun and Banderdewa are being constructed.
Lotakalso stressed on the use of bamboo as an inherent part of tribal culture. He furtherrequested the DC to explore the possibility of allotment of a permanent bamboo depot. He also requested the IMBWC to ensure that there should not be mushrooming of bamboo vendors and bamboo sellers should *** their business within the notified area only. He also lauded the role of the DC in removing the 3rd dirtiest city tag of Itanagar and stressed uponthe people to work with zeal and enthusiasm under the young and energetic DC.
KhyodaYaji, President AAPH&SVF also stressed on the need to streamline the bamboo vendors under one umbrella at the notified area.
CharuYassuk President, IMBWC briefed about the history of the bamboo vendors in the Capital Complexsince 2002 and thanked the DA for their effort in identifying a proper area for the vendors and hoped that the area would be notified soon.