Illegal dumping on Beas tributary’s bank irks Mandi resident
Residents of Ram Nagar area are having sleepless nights due to sound of tractors dumping waste material on the banks of the Suketi, a tributary of the Beas river.punjab Updated: May 12, 2014 14:52 IST
Residents of Ram Nagar area are having sleepless nights due to sound of tractors dumping waste material on the banks of the Suketi, a tributary of the Beas river.
Nagrik Adhikar Manch convener and a local resident Harmit Singh Bittu said, “Ram Nagar is located on the left bank of Suketi and dumping of waste material of demolished buildings and sometime garbage at other side of the river has annoyed the locals.”
The illegal dumping site is situated at the Chandigarh-Manali National Highway 21 bypass.
“It is a matter of concern that the illegal dumping is taking place right under the nose of police, forest department and the national highway authorities, but no has initiated any action against the violators of Supreme Court’s orders,” Bittu added.
Dumping of debris, soil and garbage may also cause a flood-like situation in the rainy season as waste at the right bank of the tributary may divert water towards the residential areas.
“Moreover, the material dumped here is hazardous and it can contaminate water of a number of water lifting schemes built along the Beas river ahead. The area residents have urged the local administration to look into the matter,” stated Bittu.