Filthy walk ahead for Chhath devotees

Chhath devotees, who walk barefoot to the riverbanks to offer prayers to the Sun God on the last two consecutive days of the festival, may have to make their way through the garbage-strewn roads this year. The slow pace at which the administration is executing the cleaning work, it is unlikely that such huge trash will be cleaned completely before the festival.

Almost all the Chhath ghats on the Subarnarekha river and Kharkhai river in Jamshedpur andAdityapur town present the same picture. The Baridih Subarnarekha ghat, Beli Bodhanwala ghat, Bhuyandih ghat, Domuhani ghat, Baroda ghat, Adityapur ghat, among other popular Chhath ghats, are full of domestic and industrial wastes.

Owing to excess river water and unsafe road conditions near Kapalighat the district administration has declared the ghat as a danger zone and has asked Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) to barricade the approach road to that particular ghat so that devotees don’t walk on that path. It has also asked the JNAC to put up notice boards near the barricade so that devotees are informed in advance about the same.

Read the full report here Times of India


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