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Haldwani residents perform yoga at trenching ground

A solid waste management project was proposed in Haldwani, a few km from the present site, for dumping garbage from Haldwani, Nanital and Ramnagar.

dehradun Updated: Jun 21, 2018 22:29 IST
Abhinav Madhwal
Abhinav Madhwal
Hindustan Times, Haldwani
Uttarakhand news
Residents of Indira Nagar perform yoga at a trenching ground in the locality on Thursday. (Mohammad Khalid Khan/HT PHOTO)

Residents of Indira Nagar area in Haldwani practiced yoga at a trenching ground wearing masks on the occasion of International Yoga Day on Thursday to protest presence of the trenching ground near their habitation.

They also demanded its removal from the area and said around 90 lakh tonnes of garbage were lying in the ground.

Notably, garbage from Haldwani, Bhowali and Nainital is brought to the trenching ground. Bhowali and Nainital do not have proper disposal facilities.

A solid waste management project was proposed in Haldwani, a few km from the present site, for dumping garbage from Haldwani, Nanital and Ramnagar.

Sartaj Ahmed, who convened the programme of the Indira Nagar Jan Vikas Samiti, said it once used to be a sports ground and the municipal corporation had converted into a trenching ground.

“We want a healthy environment so that we can conduct yoga in a healthy atmosphere here,” said Ahmed. He said the garbage should be shifted away from the habitation.

The residents had held demonstrations in the past for shifting of the trenching ground.

The district administration said the proposed solid waste management project would become a reality in a year or two and the trenching ground would be automatically shifted there.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi travelled to Dehradun to salute the power of yoga on the accession of fourth International Day of Yoga. Shortly after sunrise, he performed his asanas with about 50,000 people at sprawling Forest Research Institute.

First Published: Jun 21, 2018 22:28 IST