Residents protest,for shifting of Dump site,Hadda Rori
The area residents of Sunny Enclave, tej Bagh Colony, Markal Colony, Jagdish Colony, Sanauri Adda, Chotta Arai Majra, Village Raimajra (Vadda), Range Shahi Colony today staged a dharna at Baddi Nadi, . The residents are pressing for moving out the dumpsite, Hadda Rori upcoming Fish market from Sanauri Adda.
They demanded the removal of the garbage dump from their residential area. They appealed to Mayor Patiala Municipal Corporation to look into their demand on priority. They gave a signed letter to the Mayor. The residents say they had approached the authorities many time. But nobody has taken care of our demand. We are living in a hell. They further said that “any passerby when passes through this area, put a handkerchief on their mouth, due to emitting foul smell. Imagine, we are living in this hell”
The residents says as they are been facing grave health hazard. Toxic material was fast mixing with drinking water,in the air, putting residents at the risk of acquiring various diseases.
Rules framed by the PPCB allow for garbage to be buried at least four feet under the ground. However, the dumping ground, Hadda Rori near Baddi Nadi was dotted with mounds of garbage.
The Sanauri Adda dump was established around 35 years ago by the local municipal corporation but with the rapid increase in population, the area of site is increases manifold.
As per official even if the garbage dump was shifted to a new location, it would take few years to make the Sanauri Adda area fit for human use.