Protest on Dec 21 against dumping of garbage in Kannahalli

Protest on Dec 21 against dumping of garbage in Kannahalli

Residents and schoolchildren will stage an indefinite protest against dumping of waste in Kannahalli and Seegehalli villages on December 21 near Seegehalli gate between Tavarakere and Nice Road.

Speaking to Deccan Herald,  Prof Ramachandra Bhat, representative, Kannahalli and Seegehalli Waste Processing Unit Opposition Committee, said, “Villagers along with schoolchildren will hold an indefinite protest against dumping of waste on December 21. The protest will go on till the government closes down these two units,” he added.

The foul smell emanating from hundreds of tonnes of waste dumped by lorries from across the City in Kannahalli and Seegehalli villages has become a major health hazard to the residents, said Channappa, president of the committee.

100 waste lorries a day

Channappa said that over 100 lorries from across the City dump unprocessed waste at the processing units in Kannahalli and Seegehalli on a daily basis.

“The foul smell spreads across the entire village. This is a threat to our health. Villagers are forced to spend days in misery for no fault of theirs,” he said.

He said that without considering the scientific methods of processing waste, the State government set up these units at Kannahalli and Seegehalli villages. “We residents innocently agreed to this proposal. But months after the units started functioning, we understood that the government only fooled us.”

Problems for residents

Villagers would not have any problem if these units turn the waste into manure in a scientific manner without creating problems for residents as promised, he said.
 Reacting to the complains by villagers, a senior BBMP official admitted that there were issues at the processing units. He said that measures are being taken to reduce the foul smell.

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