Foul smell from compost plant makes life hell for HSR Layout residents

Foul smell from compost plant makes life hell for HSR Layout residents

 

Residents of Manar Elegance apartment, which is right in front of the KCDC plant, say the BBMP should find a solution to stop the stink as it is affecting the residents, especially children.

The stench is particularly offensive when it rains. According to a resident, "Leachate is flowing into the Somasundarapalya lake and no measures are being taken to stop the frothing. KCDC is processing tonnes of waste every day which is more than its capacity"

Mariam A, a resident said, "Sometimes, due to the smell, it's difficult to have food at home." Several residents are suffering from fever and other ailments."

Joe Joseph, a professor living in the apartment said, "Because of the stench, the quality of life in this locality has taken a hit, especially for children studying in schools around this area."

A security guard from one of the apartments said dumping of garbage is attracting a number of stray dogs and pigs which are causing problems for them.

Meanwhile, Sarfaraz Khan, joint commissioner, Solid Waste Management, BBMP said, "KCDC was set up in 1974. It is a buffer zone where no residential complexes are allowed. We have put up filters to stop the smell. There is a little smell in the mornings, when KCDC turns garbage into compost."

The foul smell is affecting residents of Manar Elegance apartment which is right in front of KCDC, and schools nearby. Residents say the corporation's initiative should be appreciated but at the same time, it must address the concerns for citizens living close by.

 DH News Service

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