Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA), while observing an increasing number of flat (apartment) owners/residents in the city, urges the government to formulate a specific law to safeguard the interest of both the apartment dwellers and local residents. The forum insisting on specific guidelines (may be like those in Maharashtra State Apartment Association Act 1970) emphasizes on a healthy media debate over the matter.
It may be noted that the pre-historic city of Guwahati has witnessed a haphazard growth of multi-storey residential buildings in the recent past and the trend continues in ascending direction involving more families every passing day. The forum argues that the concerned authority should take timely initiatives to encourage the growth on the right direction.
“We need to create adequate public awareness about the rights and obligations of the family members residing in a housing premise. The rights of those residents while purchasing the flats from the builder/developers and also in their society itself should be clarified,” said a statement issued by JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria.
The forum also added that the specific law should also deal with the rights of the tenants in a housing complex. Moreover, the responsibility/obligations of those apartment residents towards their neighbourhood in a particular locality should also be included in the guidelines.
“In many cases it is observed that the builder/developers use deep boring (welling) to extract water for the apartment residents causing alarming depletion of ground water level in that locality. It directly affects the neighboring families, who cannot afford the highly expensive drilling, particularly in the winter season,” asserted the JFA statement.
The government may also encourage the apartment societies to harvest sufficient rainwater for their daily uses like kitchen-gardening, vehicle-washing, cleaning etc so that the pressure on ground water can be minimized to many extent. It will help regenerating the storage of ground water for the benefit of environment, added the statement.
8 Apr 2008 - 6:04pm | editor
The crucial BSF-BDR meeting begins in New elhi on Tuesday to discuss a number of problems confrnting India and its neighbouring Bangladesh. According to information, infiltration from across the Indao-Bangla boder and also the hardships in the fencing of the border are set to be firgured in the meeting.
Also in the line up are smuggling of cattle, fake currency notes, weapons and narcotics. BSF Director General A K Mitra will represent India while BDR chief Major General Shakil Ahmed is represent Bangladesh.
Notably, the construction of boundary pillars along the Indo-Bangla border has been mired in controversy for the last several years. The 4,097 kilometres long Indo-Bangla border passes through West Bengal, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura.
According to BSF, issues relating to insurgent groups from the north eastern states of India basing in Bangladesh, and crossing-over of BDR personnel across the International Border (IB) will also be taken up during in the Border Coordination Conference.
The BSF is all set to take up the issue of obstruction to developmental works within 150 yards from the IB, the release added.
Hojai:- "Assam Pradesh ManipurI Association(APMA) is going to commemorate 127th Bir Tikendrajit Martyrs Day in befitting manner with one day long activity in Hojai on upcoming 13th August." said President of APMA Advocate Yumnam Nayan Singha while addressing a Press Conference on Thursday at Manipuri Sahitya Parishad Bhawan at New Market in Hojai.
He shared the objective behind observance of this event is preservation of National Peace,Progress and Integrity comprising all the multi-linguistic religious groups of the people of our country. Also, everyone present will observe "Meira-Katpa" at 5:00 PM as a mark of due respect to the patriotic ideals of the departed soul.
General Secretary Laitonjam Akham informed about the scheduled programme and the guest wgo are going to grace the occasion.
The programme will began at morning 7:30 am at Manipuri Sahitya Parishad Bhawan campus with Flag Hoisting by Y Nayan Singha,President of APMA, at 8:00 am Saheed-Tarpan, at 9:00 am a peace rally will be marched out in the town, from afternoon 1:30 onwards open session will began.
Honourable Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur Yumnam Joykumar Singh,IPS will grace the occasion as Chief Guest, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain will grace as Special Guest Of Honour along with other guest of honours and special invitees.
At 6:30 pm Cultural Programme will be inaugurated by MLA of Hojai Shiladitya Deb followed by cultural programme by Cultural Troupe from Manipur,Imphal.