A day after a number of residents of Bayakhala village near Selaqui boycotted polling in protest against alleged mismanagement of the Shishambada waste management plant by the authorities, officials of the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun have refuted the allegations. The people accused the officials of not taking proper care of the plant and further claimed that animal carcasses were also being brought to the place.
The chief municipal health officer at MCD, Dr Kailash Joshi said, “All these allegations are false. Firstly, the Shishambada waste management plant is located far from the area where locals live. Secondly, the garbage which is transferred to this plant is managed properly by the authorities concerned and people face no difficulties as such especially because of the garbage brought there.”
He further said, “The claim about the carcasses of animals in the place is just untrue and not possible. It is very hard for us to transport the animal carcasses from all over the city to that plant. Also, it will be very difficult for the person managing the garbage. More importantly, the Shishambada plant is not meant for disposal of the animal carcasses.”
The chief municipal health officer stated that the area near the plant is deserted and open. The locals living near the area used to bury their dead cattle in that area. “It is possible that some such carcass may have been left in the area which may have caused inconvenience to the locals. However, it important to mention that no animal carcasses are transported to the plant as it is not meant for disposing carcasses. Also, Shishambada plant is very well managed by the authorities in charge,” added Dr Joshi.
Saturday, 13 April 2019 | PNS | Dehradun