Disputed land becomes Dumping Ground, raises concern for Health
Though the citizens of the country by participating in PM Modi's cleanliness drive are emphasizing on making the nation a hygienic and clean place to live in but a piece of land situated near the Sanskrit College of Udaipur seems to be have been totally neglected by the administration as it has turned into a dumping ground.
Though the citizens of the country by participating in PM Modi’s cleanliness drive are emphasizing on making the nation a hygienic and clean place to live in but a piece of land situated near the Sanskrit College of Udaipur seems to be have been totally neglected by the administration as it has turned into a dumping ground.
The local residents of the area are dumping their waste in this plot and also using it for open defecation that has turned it into a huge dust bin. The area is stinking badly and has also become the house of germs and other micro organism that can be worse for the people’s health.
Moreover the prevailing situation of the plot has also become a nuisance for the students that are studying in the school adjoining it. Taking the advantage of the situation, the people residing at the nearby Kacchi Basti have turned it into an open toilet, giving open invitation to stray pigs of that area.
The polluted environment has become a challenge for the people residing at the Ambamata Scheme (residential colony). The people, always gripped to the bad fumes coming from the plot is raising health issues while questioning the administration which is preparing Udaipur to make it a smart city.
Nasir Javed one of the residents of the area claimed that the administration has completely ignored the maintenance of the area as even after intimating them, no construction step has been taken.
Nasir further added that he had started an initiative to get this are clean in 2007 but since long time nothing has been changed. Administration was asked to instruct people to avoid doing the same but the requests have fallen on deaf ears.
He added that he had written a letter to the district collector on 30th August regarding the open dumping ground, also highlighting the dispute between the Ayurveda Dept and Adarsh Vidya Mandir Society over the possession of the land which is running since 2000. The health issues related to the ground can cause harm to the patients and students as well coming to the Ayurveda hospital and college.
Nasir, who has been attempting to get the land clean since 2007, free from open defecation has requested the collector to visit the site and take satisfactory actions in relation to the prolonged problem.
Ramesh Chandel Corporator of ward no 2 of UMC when contacted said that he is out of station. He also claimed that he is not aware about the matter as nobody gave him any information, but he will take action to get the land clean as soon as possible and also discuss with the Corporator of the nearby ward.
On the other side Ganpat Lal Soni Corporator of ward no 5 of UMC informed that he will visit the area soon for inspection and will share the matter with the Mayor after that an appropriate action will be taken for getting the area clean.