BENGALURU: BBMP Commissioner Kumar Naik, who visited processing units on Tuesday, witnessed the wrath of villagers in whose backyards these units have been set up. They even invited Naik to stay in any house in the village for a week to understand how they live in these conditions.
At the Kannahalli processing unit, villagers gathered and shouted slogans against the Commissioner. They even blocked the vehicle in which Naik was traveling. Bhagya, a resident of Seegehalli, which is just a few metres away from Kannahalli, invited the Commissioner to her house. “We will provide food and shelter. Stay with us for a week. You will know how our children are suffering due to the bad odour,” she said.
Pushpa Yogesh, another resident, said, “Instead of allowing us to die like this every day, give us poison,” she said. Villagers have given the BBMP time till next week. “We are giving the BBMP till January 3, 2016, to stop the units, failing which, we shall protest and stop trucks,” the villagers warned the Commissioner.
At the Doddabidarekallu unit, G P Srinivasa Murthy, a resident of Gangondahalli, which is close to the unit, said that the unit produces unprocessed leachate. “The leachate is left into the Lakshmipura Lake, which joins the Arkavathi Valley,” he alleged.
The commissioner said the authorities will have talk to the villagers and sort the issue out.