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Garbage Swallowing Vazhuthacaud

Vazhuthacaud is one of the most sought-after residential areas in the city, but sadly, it hardly offers any arrangement to tackle the mounting garbage.

Published: 04th December 2013 08:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th December 2013 08:49 AM   |  A+A-

Garbage

Take a walk through Vazhuthacaud, and one can’t help cover the nose with a towel. The place is one of the most sought-after residential areas in the city, but sadly, it hardly offers any arrangement to tackle the mounting garbage.

 Heaps of garbage are occupying the roadsides, a common sight in Vazhuthacaud ward these days. When the City Corporation has made big announcements of setting up biogas plants and windrow composts in 68 locations of the city, nothing has been done for Vazhuthacaud.

 When the neighbouring Palayam ward is fast progressing towards achieving the garbage-free tag, Vazhuthacaud, the residents of which include ministers and political leaders, is lagging far behind.

The heavy downpours which hit the city recently have literally drowned the bylanes in this area with the drains along the roadside getting clogged, people and vehicles wading through the water, mixed with the accumulated garbage on the roadsides.

 The ward councillor, K Sureshkumar, says the lack of availability of a piece of land owned either by the Corporation or government is the roadblock in taking a step in setting up a decentralised waste management. Whereas, with the effort of residents and traders, a biogas plant with a capacity to process 1,400 kg of garbage per day will become a reality in the area in two months’ time.

 “The land has been a problem. With the support of residents, traders and apartment dwellers, a plant will be set up. So far, the plan is progressing smoothly,” said Sureshkumar.



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