City’s development plan discussed in JANAM meet

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Sep 2017 10:40:44


Staff Reporter,

An important meeting of Jagruk Aam Nagrik Mitra (JANAM) Foundation was organised, on Saturday. Senior office- bearers and members of the Foundation held detailed discussion over city development.

During the meeting, JANAM office-bearers said the city lacks bold and enthusiastic political leaders. They said the dearth of strong leadership is proving dear to the development of the city. Despite becoming seventh Smart City of the country, the condition of Jabalpur has not changed even slightly in last 26 months.

They said the vision of developing Jabalpur like a metropolitan would remain a dream until strong-minded leaders, skilled planners and able officers are not present to organise urban habitation. It is obvious that the political leaders and officials who have the sprit and courage to develop the city could do better for it. But, it is unfortunate that Jabalpur lacks such daring and devoted leaders and officers too.

Office bearers of the foundation further said that almost every area of the city is infested by encroachment. Every road, every square of the city face traffic jam. Over 4000 auto rickshaws are plied illegally, 90 per cent roads are get damaged, people getting injured due to big potholes on roads.

They said whether it is festival or normal day, door-to-door garbage collection not increases above 35 per cent. 65 per cent domestic waste remains dumped at households or along roads. Cleanliness arrangement is at standstill. City ponds are dying gradually. Hills are getting damaged. All rivers including Narmada, Hiran, Pariyat and Gaur heading toward extremity due to pollution by daries and other sources. JANAM office-bearers said despite having natural beauty in abundance, city tourism is heading nowhere. Foreign tourists are not visiting the city. As compare to Bhopal and Indore, the city has only 15 per cent industrialization. Consequently, new generation is heading to other cities for employment.

Amongst those participated in the meeting were Vishwanath Dubey, Dr P G Najpandey, Anil Pachori, Rajat Bhargava, Shiv Yadav, Devendra Sareen, Ashutosh Dwivedi, Lokesh Vyas, Vinod Sisodia, Himanshu Rai, Shailesh Rathore, Rammilan Sharma and others.