GP takes up cleanliness drive to protect water body

GP takes up cleanliness drive to protect water body

Gonikoppa Gram Panchayat has finally taken up the cleanliness drive, to protect the water body from becoming a dumping yard. The garbage that was dumped on the banks of Keere stream in Gonikoppa was removed after 10 years. 

The Panchayat started  clearing  garbage five days ago and the work was completed on Friday. Gram Panchayat  Vice President Kullachanda Bopanna had initiated the drive. About 350 loads of garbage was removed and was transported in lorries to a private coffee estate near Kunda. With the clearance of garbage, the residents heaved a sigh of relief. This has put an end to the decade-long struggle to live with the staunch smell emanating from it. 

The Gram Panchayat used to dump around four to five tractors of garbage everyday on the banks of Keere stream. The plastic along with organic waste was added to the woes of the residents.  Residents engaged in verbal fight with the civic workers was a day today affair here. The decomposed waste has now been buried in a 15 feet deep pit at a half acre land in a private coffee estate. Landfill site has been covered with soil to check environment pollution. The place could be used for growing plants, Bopanna said.

The leachate from the garbage used to merge with the water of the stream during rainy season and joined KRS, polluting the water to a great extent. Same water was used by the people of Bangalore and Mysore for drinking. MLA K G Bopaiah had directed the GP authorities to remove the garbage.  GP Vice Presdent Bopanna further said that the remaining 15 per cent of garbage will be cleared shortly. “Places have been identified for the dumping of waste generated at Ponnampet, Aravattokkalu and Gokikoppa Gram Panchayat limits. The plastic waste from the garbage will be segregated from the source.

Plastics collected from the households and shops will be sent to Mysore for recycling. Strict actions will be initiated against those who litter waste beside roads. He sought the cooperation of the public in maintaining clean and neat Gonikoppa. DH News ServiceGonikoppa : Gonikoppa Gram Panchayat has finally taken up the cleanliness drive, to protect the water body from becoming a dumping yard. The garbage that was dumped on the banks of Keere stream in Gonikoppa was removed after 10 years. The Panchayat started  clearing  garbage five days ago and the work was completed on Friday.

 Gram Panchayat  Vice President Kullachanda Bopanna had initiated the drive. About 350 loads of garbage was removed and was transported in lorries to a private coffee estate near Kunda. With the clearance of garbage, the residents heaved a sigh of relief. This has put an end to the decade-long struggle to live with the staunch smell emanating from it. The Gram Panchayat used to dump around four to five tractors of garbage everyday on the banks of Keere stream.

The plastic along with organic waste was added to the woes of the residents.  Residents engaged in verbal fight with the civic workers was a day today affair here. The decomposed waste has now been buried in a 15 feet deep pit at a half acre land in a private coffee estate. Landfill site has been covered with soil to check environment pollution. The place could be used for growing plants, Bopanna said.

The leachate from the garbage used to merge with the water of the stream during rainy season and joined KRS, polluting the water to a great extent. Same water was used by the people of Bangalore and Mysore for drinking. MLA K G Bopaiah had directed the GP authorities to remove the garbage.GP Vice Presdent Bopanna further said that the remaining 15 per cent of garbage will be cleared shortly. 

“Places have been identified for the dumping of waste generated at Ponnampet, Aravattokkalu and Gokikoppa Gram Panchayat limits. The plastic waste from the garbage will be segregated from the source. Plastics collected from the households and shops will be sent to Mysore for recycling. Strict actions will be initiated against those who litter waste beside roads. He sought the cooperation of the public in maintaining clean and neat Gonikoppa. 

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