Sheeshambada residents to go on a hunger strike from today
The local residents of Sheeshambada conducted a symbolic funeral procession of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Sunday. The people have been protesting against the Sheeshambada Solid Waste Management plant for some months now, stating that apart from the stench, the toxic liquid and smoke being discharged from this plant have become a major source of pollution in the area. They also claimed that this pollution is becoming hazardous for the health of local citizens there. The local residents of Sheeshambada had also declared that they will be going on an indefinite hunger strike from Monday onwards in demand for the solution of same problem.
It is important to mention here that the local residents of Sheeshambada submitted a written complaint letter in Selaqui police post against Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Urban Development Minister Madan Kaushik, Tehri MP Rajya Lakshmi Shah, Sahaspur MLA Sehdev Pundir, Dehradun Mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’, Municipal Commissioner Vinay Shankar Pandey, Ramky Company, Jal Sansthan, Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB) along with other unnamed departments and people concerned, in regards with the same issue.
On the follow up of the complaint, Selaqui police post in-charge, Narendra Puri said that he had forwarded the complaint to the sub-divisional Magistrate (SDM) concerned, as the nature of the complaint includes environmental issues which are out of their jurisdiction.
Monday, 30 December 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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