Rains Cheer Ryots, Worsen Plight of Vellalore Residents

Published: 02nd November 2015 03:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd November 2015 03:41 AM   |  A+A-

COIMBATORE:The good rainfall has cheered farmers of the region, But, for those living near the Vellalore dumpyard, it has made life even more miserable.

As neither the Corporation nor the contractor bothered to take precautionary measures ahead of the rains, there is unbearable stench from the rotting garbage, which can be felt from even a distance of more than three three kms from the yard.

“We are even unable to breath freely. The Corporation should supply us masks for protection,” said K S Mohan, secretary, Kurichi-Vellalore Pollution Prevention Action Committee.

“The worst affected are the residents of Anbu Nagar, Sriram Nagar, Ramachandra Nagar and Indira Nagar. The Corporation is not carrying out maintenance works at the yard. The environment here is very unhealthy. Officials had assured us that the problem would be set right by spraying pesticides over the piled-up garbage. But we have not found any improvement. This has been the situation for three months,” he added.

“We often have headaches and feel like vomiting,” said Lalit Kumar, an engineering student from Sriram Nagar, adding, “It was not so bad three months back.”

Said a veteran athlete, V Sugunan of Karunanidhi Nagar, near Podanur, “I used to do physical exercises in the evenings. But for a couple of weeks I have not been regular because of the stench. In the evenings, the situation worsens. The stench affects lakhs of people. Children and the aged suffer the most.”

According to Mohan, the public are suffering due to a dispute between the contractor and the Corporation. “The Corporation has not released the contractor’s dues. So he is taking revenge on the people by not spraying chemicals over the garbage to prevent the stench,” he said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp