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B’NGIR CIVIC BODY YET TO DEVELOP DUMPING YARDS Friday, 09 May 2014 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
B’NGIR CIVIC BODY YET TO DEVELOP DUMPING YARDS
Friday, 09 May 2014 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Absence of adequate space has prevented solid waste dumping and its proper management in Balangir district headquarters town.According to official sources, everyday a total of 5.2 MT of garbage is generated from the 21wards of the Balangir Municipality which is spread over 32.77 sqkm of area.
Although there is a provision that garbage should be dumped in an earmarked yard, 5 km away from the town, one finds garbage being dumped in at by- pass road side in Balangir-Sonepur road, Titilagarh road, Patnagarh road and in Bishnumunda area.
The most important point is the dumping yard at Bishnumunda which is spread over 10 acres has run into a problem with a massive area having been encroached upon by the locals.
“When we tried to raise a boundary wall, it was not possible due to opposition by the encroachers. We have appraised the situation to the higher authorities and have suggested another 10 acres of land for dumping purpose. The yard would be developed only after the land comes into possession of the Balangir Municipality,” said Executive Officer of Balangir Municipality Santosh Behera. He added, “We have stopped dumping of garbage in Patnagarh road and have also instructed employees not to do it at Titiligarh road.”