Debris of under-construction houses is being dumped into the Jarza river on a large scale, but the authorities have chosen to look the other way.
Several houses have been and are being constructed at Yashwant Vihar Colony and Jarza, 5 km from here, but, due to the lack of an area for dumping the debris, people are throwing the construction waste into the river and on roadsides, raising a question mark on the district authorities' seriousness on ensuring compliance of environment norms.
Such has been the extent of the dumping of debris that the Jarza rivulet has been choked, thus affecting the flow of water. Contacted, Nahan municipal council (MC) executive officer SS Negi said the area did not fall in MC limits, so they could not taken any action.
He added that they had preapared a propsal for areas falling under the MC limits and that it had been sent to the state government. District town and country planner Leela Shyam said the TCP department was only responsible for approving the maps of houses.
On the other hand, public works department (PWD) executive engineer Ajay Verma said they had issued notice regarding the matter. “We will soon take strict action to ensure debris is not dumped on government land,” he said.