Mandur villagers to protest garbage dumping from June 1

Mandur villagers to protest garbage dumping from June 1

Mandur villagers are planning to launch a massive protest from June 1 if Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) continues to send garbage trucks to landfill there even after May 31. 

The villagers maintained that the Palike had given them written undertaking in 2013 that the waste will not be dumped at Mandur landfill area from June 1, 2014.

“They had even mentioned they will clear garbage moulds followed by stopping garbage dumping. We are gearing up for the protest as we doubt whether they would implement what they said in the agreement. In 2012, they had told us waste will not enter our village after January 2013. However, it did not happen. Finally we agreed to extend the deadline to May, this year,”  Mandur Grama Panchayat Member Rakesh Gowda.  

Mandur villagers said recently they got invitation from Palike higher officials to hold discussions with them. 

‘No extension’

“We did not meet them as we know the reason. We will not extend the deadline at any cost. More than 1,000 villagers are willing to take part in the protest that will be conducted on June 1 from 7 am, if dumping continues,” Gowda added. 

Mayor Satyanarayana said the decision will be taken after a meeting which will be held on May 31. 

Mahadevapura Consitutuency MLA  Aarvind Limbavali, under whom Mandur falls, opined the same thing and said things will be finalised after meeting. 

“Our aim is to stop waste from entering the village. I will see what steps BBMP has taken all these while, their alternative places to dump and whether they really need some time,” he added.