Mysuru, January 10:- “If the administration and public representatives don’t take action regarding the foul smell and poisonous gas that come out of Sewage farm, we will have to think twice whether to vote or not in the coming Assembly elections,” warned Federation of Mysuru Apartments and Owners’ Welfare Association here on Tuesday.
The residents held a press meet, led by theatre activist and cine actor Shivaji Rao Jadhav.
“Waste management has become a great problem for the city. Out of 850 tonnes of wastes being generated in the city, 99% is collected at Sewage farm. But due to lack of maintenance, bad smell, and poisonous gases are coming out of the farm and affecting the health of the residents of J P Nagar and surrounding areas. More than 3,000 people live in 24 apartments. The deadline given by the Deputy Commissioner is over and the authorities have taken no action. We will think of different ways of protest in the coming days,” the residents said.
“We have been requesting the authorities to solve this problem over the years. During the protests led by former minister and BJP leader S A Ramadas, the authorities have assured that the problem will be solved by December. How can the city be the cleanest where 76% of the waste remains unattended? Who will be responsible for the health issues the waste management unit is causing,” they questioned.
They urged the authorities to bury the 7 lakh tonnes of the waste heap at the Sewage farm immediately. They also asked the authorities to start the other seven waste management units without any delay.
Subramanya, Prakash, Chittaranjan, Ranganath and others were present. (MR/KMRP)