Chandigarh, August 3
The Chandigarh administration is doing nothing to check the growth of congress grass in and around the city.

Apart from being a safe haven for anti-social elements and insects, the weed is causing allergy, skin rashes and asthma to residents.

The administration has failed to implement its own orders to eradicate the weed. Under the green action plan, a special campaign to remove the weed had been stressed upon but the orders remain on papers.

Residents in almost all sectors complain that the weed had spread over open spaces around playgrounds and along road berms. “Being a rainy season, the government should launch a campaign to remove the weed,” said Ram Avtar, a resident of Sector 30.

In Sector 31, the weed is everywhere and in Sector 42, it has grown along the road leading to Mohali, making it difficult for road users to seek the traffic coming from the opposite side.

A similar complaint has been received from Sectors 40, 41 and other southern sectors.

Experts recommend that it should be rooted out before it develops pollen and flowers. The weed sucks vital micronutrients from the soil and inhibits the growth of other plants in the vicinity, besides causing allergy.

Source: Tribune News Service