Improper waste dumping irks Nusoo B'pora residents;authorities in slumber
Bandipora, Nov 19: The residents of Nusoo in Bandipora district have castigated the authorities for dumping tonnes of waste material in the area.
“The waste has polluted the water, causing death to the scores of livestock from the past few days,” the residents said, adding the garbage was also emanating foul smell making the pedestrian movement difficult.
They said Municipal Committee Bandipora was daily dumping about 20 truck loads of waste material in the area despite strong resentment from the locals.
“The municipality is dumping the waste inside the populated area and is saving the cost for dumping it properly,” said Muhammad Akbar a local resident.
Bandipora Municipality is spread across 6 square kilometer and has a population of 38397. There are 37900 non-slum households and 497 slum households that generate 35 tonnes of solid waste a day.
“Animals are dying and there is an eminent threat about the outbreak of disease in the area,” said Ghulam Nabi.
He said the locals had registered strong protest against the move and had also raised the issue many times with the senior functionaries in the district administration. “The authorities are however turned deaf ears to our repeated pleas,” Ghulam Nabi added.
When contacted Executive Officer Municipal Committee Bandipora, Shakeel Ahmed told Greater Kashmir “A proposal has been sent to the Government to set up an advanced waste disposal centre in the area.” “The matter would be again taken with the higher ups for immediate redressal,” he added.
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