Komul effluents cause for concern at Belagaanahalli

Waste provides breeding ground for mosquitoes, say residents

Komul effluents cause for concern at Belagaanahalli

The polluted water released by the Kolar-Chikkaballapur Milk Union Ltd has become  a matter of great concern for the residents of Belagaanahalli and surrounding villages.

The stench from polluted water pervades the villages. As a result, the villagers are forced to constantly hold their breath, even while travelling.

Health issues

The polluted water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes which spread dengue, malaria and chikungunya, said leaders of the Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene.

The leaders said the polluted water was also entering a nearby tank rendering the tank water unfit for livestock consumption apart from polluting it.

“The stench emanating from the polluted water is also affecting the sericulturists as it is leading to diseases in worms and cocoons. People travelling in and around the polluted water in evening hours are plagued by many insects as they become active after sunset.

Requests ignored

Repeated requests to the Komul officials to stop the release of polluted water has fallen on deaf ears. The leaders had even suggested that the polluted water should be treated before releasing it in the area, they added.

State Secretary Abbani Shivappa said the residents of Belagaanahalli and surrounding villages would stage a protest in front of the Komul if they the latter failed to take any

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