Residents of Nabha city are inconvenienced as garbage dumps and waste water drainage crisis is aggravating with each passing day.
The poor drainage water system in the area continues to create difficulties for the residents.
The civic body has become indifferent towards their repeated protests and representations.
Stray animals have compounded their problems. They avoid using that road which comes under Bhatindia Mohalla area.
Cleanliness issue in the area of ward number 4 becomes important as a hospital is situated in the area.
Satnam Singh, a local resident said:"It is very old problem and nobody cares about the issue. Even during the election period nobody raised this issue in the campaign. We have written to the authorities about the garbage and drain problem many times but no action has been taken to clean the area."
Meanwhile, Surjeet Singh, executive officer of the municipal corporation, has denied any kind of garbage and drainage problems. He said:"Employees remove the garbage from time to time in the area. We have cleaned the waste water drain. A little bit of garbage stays there but it takes time to remove it. Also people should understand their responsibility and they should avoid throwing the wastage in open."
Gagandeep Singh, social activist
The garbage and drainage problems have existed for past many years. We have filed many complaints to the authorities concerned several times but they have adopted an ignorant attitude towards our complaints.
Gobinder Singh, B.Tech student
The authorities must look into the issue because unhygienic conditions poses a threat to health. Stray animals can be seen roaming in the area. A policy should be formulated to provide shelter to the animals.
Johny Dhawan, businessman
Heaps of garbage and waste materials causes several diseases and foul smell makes difficult to use the road to reach.
Bharat Bhushan, shopkeeper
For the past two years, no serious efforts are being made by the authorities to remove garbage dumps. There is fear of outbreak of diseases.
Reena Rani, housewife
The authorities concerned have failed to clean the area. The hospital lies on that road but due to garbage and stray animals nobody uses that road.
Ashok Kumar, Shopkeeper
It is very unfortunate that our surroundings are not hygienic. The government makes tall claims but all are on the paper. Due to the garbage dump outbreak of the diseases have increased.