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Garbage piles up in Ilakiampatti panchayat

Staff Reporter

No compost yard; shortage of sanitary workers The panchayat has only four bullock carts for collection of waste

DHARMAPURI: The failure of the Ilakiampatti panchayat to have a compost yard has resulted in garbage accumulating in residential areas. With heavy rain lashing the district for the last two weeks, the situation is bound to worsen.

Ilakiampatti, with five wards and a population of 50,000, is considered to be the biggest panchayat in the State and houses the Collectorate, SP office and other Government buildings.

Mosquito menace

The failure of the panchayat in collecting the garbage on a regular basis has now become a headache for the residents. At present garbage is dumped only on the outskirts of the town and other vacant sites. Further, the indiscriminate dumping of poultry and meat waste by butchers in the area has led to breeding of mosquitoes.

According to panchayat sources, inadequate sanitary staff and lack of vehicles has led to collection of garbage being hit in several residential areas. With only 14 sanitary workers on rolls it is very difficult to collect garbage in all areas. As a result, these sanitary workers take time to cover an area, which has led to the accumulation of garbage.

The panchayat has no vehicles only four bullock carts for collection of garbage. Panchayat workers are collecting garbage in four of the five wards. In the remaining wards, self-help groups collect the garbage.

Complaints galore

There are numerous complaints on poor cooperation from residents who fail to dump the garbage in the bins allotted to them.

Following repeated representations to the district administration on shortage of sanitary staff and vehicles sanction has been given for the implementation of Solid Waste Management in wards 1 and 3. Construction of compost yards in these two wards would be completed shortly.

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