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Lalur residents to block road

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Thrissur: Residents of Lalur, where the City Corporation’s dumping ground is situated, would block the road leading to the ground from Wednesday.

No vehicle transporting garbage would be allowed to enter the disposal yard, said activists of the Lalur Malineekarana Virudha Samara Samithy.

Samara Samithy chairman T. K. Vasu said that they had decided to intensify the agitation as the three-month time sought by the Thrissur Corporation for removing waste from Lalur passed without any meaningful solution.

He alleged that the City Corporation had a certain hidden agenda in the issue and was not transparent in the entire process.

Meanwhile, the relay sathyagraha of the Samara Samithy completed a month on Tuesday. Many social, religious and political organisations have already come forward to support the agitation.

Mayor R. Bindu in a press conference here on Tuesday said that Rs. 4.5 crore infrastructure development works under the Kerala Sustainable Urban Development Project were progressing at Lalur.

She alleged that people with vested interests were trying to create hindrance to the work at Lalur.

“Writers and social activists are pointing fingers at the City Corporation without realising the situation,” she said.

Former Mayor K. Radhakrishnan said that aerobic composting method that was implemented earlier by the UDF council was the permanent solution for the Lalur garbage issue.

The present LDF council ignored the method owing to some political reasons, he alleged.

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