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Mavallipura Residents Threaten Stir Again

Published: 19th March 2015 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th March 2015 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:Mavallipura residents are on the warpath again. They have demanded that only segregated wet waste be sent to the landfill as per the High Court order and threatened to launch an agitation from Monday if the BBMP sends mixed waste.

On Wednesday, they submitted a memorandum  to special commissioner Darpan Jain in this regard.

Mavallipura gram panchayat member B Srinivas said the High Court in December 2014 directed the BBMP to send only  segregated wet waste to Mavallipura.  The palike had to bring around 60 tonnes of wet waste to process.

“However, it is sending mixed waste, leading to unbearable stench. We approached special commissioner Darpan Jain and gave him a list of demands. But his response  was not satisfactory, and hence we decided to launch an agitation,” Srinivas said. He said villagers in the surrounding areas are also suffering, with low crop yield and the mosquito menace.

“The palike officials gave mosquito nets to only 25-30 houses and took photographs to present to court. Every house should get mosquito nets, and Cauvery water should be supplied here. The palike should also conduct regular health camps and desilt the lake that has been polluted due to dumping of waste,” said Srinivas.

M R K Krishnappa, another villager, said, “Life has become a hell... The palike should not only stop dumping mixed wet waste, but should also clear the piled up waste of over 40 lakh tonnes.”

BBMP Speaks: An official from the special commissioner’s office said there is no violation of court directions. The palike called villagers to seek cooperation in conducting the animal survey, water supply, regular health camp and plant trees. But a few of the villagers had more demands like government jobs, which the palike cannot commit, the official added.

BBMP Commissioner M Lakshminarayana said  the civic body will ensure that the High Court order is strictly followed.

Mayor Shanthakumari said she would meet the special commissioner and ensure that no agitation takes place and issue resolved.



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