SUBJECT :Waste Management 

 Residents of Dadu Majra Colony and Sector 38 (West), who were living with foul smell emanating from garbage dumping ground in Dadu Majra, have demanded shifting of the dumping site.

RR Gill, a resident of Sector 38 (West) and former member of the Central Board of Film Certification, said the authorities concerned were not dumping the garbage properly. As medical waste was also being dumped at the place, people living in its vicinity were suffering with asthma, TB and even lung cancer due to foul smell emitting from the garbage dumping ground, he claimed.

Gill demanded that the UT Administration and the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation should shift the garbage dumping ground from the existing site as it was very close to residential areas. Till then, the authorities should plant more trees around the dumping ground, he suggested.

Echoing similar view, Narinder Chaudhary, general secretary of the Dadu Majra Colony Rsidents Welfare Association, said the garbage dumping ground was the reason for many health problems and poor sanitary conditions in the colony. “During rainy season, the life becomes hell in Dadu Majra Colony. The authorities should come out with a permanent solution to this problem,” Chaudhary said.

Mukesh Kumar, another resident of Dadu Majra Colony, said they cannot even open their doors and windows because of foul smell. The MC was not serious about the problems faced by residents of the colony residents, he said.

Source: The Tribune, Chandigarh