JOWAI: Cleanliness in the entire Jowai town is now in a very bad state since the Jowai Municipal Board has stopped collection and disposal of waste material besides cleaning the Iawmusiang market area.

Garbage collected in various parts of Iawmusiang area have begun to emit foul smell sparking fears of severe health hazard among the residents. The Jowai Municipal Board which is responsible for collection and disposal of garbage from different localities of Jowai town has stopped the same citing acute financial crisis.