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Guwahati: Carcass of Cow Thrown at Garbage Area on GS Road, Citizens Complain of Stink

G Plus News | August 04, 2020 12:35 hrs

GUWAHATI: It's a classic case of human apathy. Millions of people are dependent on cattle to make a living. 

However, these same animals are left to rot after they die and random open dumping of carcasses is quite rampant across the state.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic wherein the administration is working hard to keep the city safe, images of dead cows being dumped in the heart of the city have emerged.

The garbage bin located just opposite of Guwahati's posh City Centre Mall on GS Road has spawned an unhealthy environment with the foul smell emanating because of the garbage that includes carcasses of dead animals.


Speaking to G Plus, a resident of Guwahati, Nirupam Saharia said, "The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) workers regularly dump the dead bodies of the cows here and the authorities are least bothered about the residents and the people of the locality."

Further, he said that the condition of the place is pitiable as people have to inhale the foul smell 24 hours a day which again is affecting the old as well as the young children's health.

Allegedly, complaints have been raised several times to take precautions and clean the place but to date nothing has happened; he added that even poultry products are dumped in the bin.

Notably, next to the dumping area lies a bus stop, and people have to bear the smell of the garbage along with that of the decomposing animals.

Saharia said that the carcasses of the cows were dumped on the night of August 3 and eventually, after the concern was shared on social media, the carcasses were removed today.

Speaking to G Plus, an official at Guwahati Municipal Corporation said, "We do not dump carcasses of animals in the city area; however we will look into it so that same is not repeated."

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