The BJP held a protest in Bhubaneswar against the substantial garbage accumulation behind the Sainik School Temporary Transit Centre (TTS).
The temporary dumping area, originally intended for minor waste disposal, has transformed into a massive garbage mound. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) stopped transporting the waste to the Bhuasuni dumping yard, leading to severe health risks for approximately 200,000 residents in nearby areas like Mancheswar, VSS Nagar, Shahid Nagar, Acharya Vihar, Damana, and Rangamatia, claimed Babu Singh, the President of BJP’s Bhubaneswar unit. He alleged that this situation was causing skin infections and chronic diseases among the populace.
Despite BMC’s assurance to resolve the issue within three months, four months have passed without any tangible action, Singh added, emphasizing the immediate removal of garbage from the densely populated region.
In response, BMC commissioner Vijay Amruta Kulange mentioned that waste segregation at the Sainik School TTS has commenced. One Terex machine is currently operational at the site, with another expected to be in use in the next two weeks. He assured that the issue would be resolved within the next six to seven months.
Kulange warned of strict measures against those failing to separate dry and wet waste at the source and households.
An official from BMC stated that the city generates 600 to 700 tonnes of waste daily, with half processed via 34 micro composting centers (MCC) in the city. The remaining, predominantly non-segregated waste, is sent to dumping yards. The official highlighted the development of a systematic waste segregation process for scientific management.