CHENNAI: The Chitlapakkam dump yard caught fire for the fourth time in a year, on Saturday. The fire which ravaged the dump yard for almost an hour, was put out by fire tenders.
Locals suspect that it was set on fire by the panchayat to avoid transporting the remaining waste for bio-mining. “This is a ploy to avoid bio-mining the waste.
The panchayat has no regard for its residents who will have to breathe the fumes,” said local activist David Manohar, claiming that conservancy workers in the area are even setting fire to waste collected from households. The panchayat has denied these allegations.