Piles of waste in Kupwara town irks residents
Kupwara, Dec 4: The Kupwara town has been turned into a garbage damping site with heaps of garbage present on the roadside from Bus Stand to Boys Higher Secondary School and from Lolab Sumo stand to Bypass Road Market.
According to locals, the garbage being dumped by traders and municipality employees emanates foul smell making the pedestrian movement difficult and has also become the breeding ground for dogs.
The residents of nearby localities allege that the employees of the Kupwara Municipal Committee collect garbage from the interiors of the town dump it in the bus stand Kupwara, and Dar Gali market. “The garbage emanates foul smell and has become health hazard for the people. It also attracts dogs, cattle, crows and even vultures, who often attack and injured the children and passerby,” the residents added.
“We are not able to open the doors of our homes and our children are not able to venture into the market freely due to threat of dogs and vultures,” said Ghulam Muhammad of Dar Gali adding that though KMC had a garbage dumping site at Bohipora and other places, its employees were still dumping the waste material in the town creating immense hardships for the people.
Nazir Ahmad told Greater Kashmir “Several people were bitten by dogs in the market recently; moreover the sale of goods in the main market has also fallen drastically as customers avoid visiting here due to foul smell.”
Despite repeated attempts, Executive officer Municipal Committee Kupwara could not be contacted.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 4 Dec 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 4 Dec 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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