Mangaluru, Aug 15 2019: Dakshina Kannada (DK) MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, MLAs D Vedavyasa Kamath and Dr Y Bharath Shetty inspected Mandira area where garbage from Pacchanady has slid.
The MP stated that a team of experts will visit the spot soon. Depending on the report submitted by them, permanent measures will be taken to tackle the garbage menace. I have spoken to DC Sasikanth Senthil. The wastewater from the landfill has polluted wells and other water bodies in the vicinity. The previous government, former mayors and former district-in-charge ministers are responsible for the unscientific dumping yard. Owing to this mistake, residents are facing hardship now, he added.
Tonnes of garbage had slid from the landfill site, affecting surrounding areas. Already, 24 affected families have been shifted to the Karnataka Housing Board apartments, at Baithurli-Neermarga area.
The sliding of the garbage has made the entire area smell bad. Victims said; “We will not come back to Mandara in Pacchanady area. The entire heap of garbage from the landfill site may collapse on us one day. We also cannot bear the revolting smell. The authorities should compensate us for the loss.”
Many houses at Mandara Nagara were completely damaged during the rains ans garbage slide down.