Residents of Mandur on Friday met Karnataka Health System Commission, Chairman Dr N Prabhu Dev and sought his help to stop the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) from dumping garbage at the landfill.
“Prabhu Dev wanted to know about the gravity of the situation. So, he had called us to his office,” said N Gopal, a representative of an NGO, who works in Mandur. “We explained him our problems, including mosquito menace, infections and stray dog menace.”
Representatives told Dev that the BBMP was dumping garbage at the landfill with the help of police protection, while people protesting against the same were detained by the police.
“The BBMP is not even giving us a copy of the agreement to gradually reduce the quantity of garbage being dumped at the landfill,” Gopal added. Dev assured the villagers that he would look into the matter. “It is very inhumane. How can we expect the villagers to keep quiet,” he told the villagers.
He told the villagers that he would soon call BBMP Special Commissioner for Projects S R Niranjan to get more information about the efforts taken by the civic agency to process the waste dumped at the landfill.
BBMP zonal Joint commissioner Gangadharaiah, Chief Engineer Gangadhar Swamy and Deputy health officer Mahadevpura zone P Kalpana were present at the meeting.