Garbage dumps pose health risk for Hadriya Colony inhabitants

Garbage dumps pose health risk for Hadriya Colony inhabitants
A resident said that he pays Rs 2000 every month like other residents for hiring labourers privately to get the drains cleaned as the corporation hardly sends its sweepers to clean the area.Special arrangement

The residents of Hadriya Colony Sector 2 near Shia Masjid in Bathindi have accused the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) of neglecting their locality as heaps of garbage pose a health risk for them.

“The lane has been completely neglected by the JMC and no one comes for the collection of garbage. The cleanliness is done only occasionally,” laments a resident of the area.

The residents said that the garbage dump attracts stray cattle and dogs and its persisting stink makes it unbearable for the residents.

“It is unfortunate that the locality has not been given proper attention by the corporation. They have not installed any dust bin or garbage collection point. Given the circumstances, the garbage is collected at several places. These heaps of garbage are not removed or disposed of for days together, causing harmful effects to the ecology,” the residents said.

They appealed to the corporation to install dust bins at different locations and engage staff for garbage collections so that the locality may not develop health-related issues.

Another resident Nasir Ali said that during rains, the garbage finds its way in the drains and often leads to flash floods and damages property in the area.

“I pay Rs 2000 every month like other residents for hiring labourers privately to get the drains cleaned as the corporation hardly sends its sweepers to clean the area. You can see the choked drains. The foul smell emanates from the surroundings. No one cares about hygiene,” he said.

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