MLA SA Ramadass inspects Excel plant

Mysuru, September 29:- BJP MLA from Krishnaraja Constituency, S A Ramadass visited Excel plant near Sewage farm at Vidyaranyapuram here on Saturday after many people complained of foul smell emanating from the plant at Vidyaranyapuram, Chamundipuram, Vishweshwara Nagar, J P Nagar, Kanakagiri, Gundu Rao Nagar, and Srirampura. The MLA visited the spot with officials.

“We have taken up the initiative what the officials of MCC promised after complaints were filed at National Human Rights Commission and National Pollution Control Board. Around 7 lakh tonnes of solid waste is being land-filled at a cost of Rs 2 crore. Out of nine units of waste management, 7 are functioning. Now the waste coming to Excel plant, it has been reduced from 450 tonnes to 250 tonnes per day. I have received complaints about rotten wastes from RMC being dumped here. When I asked the workers about it, they told me that the district administration itself has okayed it. They are dumping two lorries of vegetable wastes here every day. This is resulting in the unbearable smell. Around 1,415 kg of hospital waste was dumped here when we were inspecting. We have seized that lorry. We will file a complaint against the concerned person. Actually, there is no fault on the part of the hospitals. But those who have taken tender for the waste management are doing this. Officials have also seized lorries from Kerala which were dumping debris here. I don’t know who is behind this,” he added.

“After the protests at the plant, CCTV cameras have been installed. But the documentation of incoming vehicles is not made. As people stay close to the plant, first we have to dispose of the wastes inside before getting wastes from outside,” he added. (MR/KS).

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