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Udhampur residents up in arms against MC

The Udhampur residents are up in arms against the municipal council (MC) for its 'unplanned' disposal of garbage in city. The people have warned the MC and district administration to launch an agitation if the problem is not solved soon.

india Updated: Aug 31, 2014 19:48 IST

The Udhampur residents are up in arms against the municipal council (MC) for its 'unplanned' disposal of garbage in city. The people have warned the MC and district administration to launch an agitation if the problem is not solved soon.


The residents under the banner of Udhampur development council (UDC), an NGO (non-governmental organisation), have alleged that the MC's garbage dumping site near the Kali Mata temple, Jakhani, on the Jammu- Srinagar highway has been polluting the Tawi River, which is the source for city's drinking water.

The NGO addressing a press conference here alleged that the garbage dumping site has been polluting the river water. It said that garbage and corpses of animals are being thrown into the river.

Parvesh Parihar and Anil Paba of the UDC said that the civic body throws entire garbage of the town at this dumping site, which ultimately seeps into the Tawi river. They alleged that the MC throws about 15 to 25 tonnes of garbage in the river daily. The public health engineering (PHE) department lifts drinking water for Udhampur town, a little distance away from this site on the Tawi river, which is a major concern for the people, they underlined. They added that ad-hoc and unscientific approach in its dumping has started showing the ill-effects as people are falling ill and suffering from skin diseases.

The local residents allege that it is a matter of serious concern that the city garbage, wherever it is arranged to be lifted, is dumped elsewhere and not treated or disposed of properly.

The NGO alleged that due to unscientific way to treat garbage, last year the entire railway traffic on the Jammu-Udhampur route got disrupted near Darsu nullah due to the heaps of garbage and building material waste falling on the track.