PATIALA: Patiala Municipal Corporation (PMC) has begun the work of covering garbage dump at Sanauri Adda in Patiala.
Sanauri Adda, the biggest garbage dump site in the city covers about 3 to 4 acres of land. It has been a cause of concern because of the foul smell, dirt, pigs and stray animals, for residents of colonies, including Tej Bagh Colony, Jagdish Colony, Arayin Majra, Sunny Enclave and several others.
The nearby colonies suffer from poor conditions as waste is burnt in open. The toxic pollutants from the fire cause respiratory problems, cardiovascular diseases, birth defects for the people.
PMC had cleared the project for running bulldozers at the site to level the garbage dump in its recent Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) meeting.
Yoginder Singh Yogi, Senior Deputy Mayor, PMC said that the officials employ machines to press and level the garbage dump present on the site with the help of bulldozers and hydraulic poclain machines. “We will level the garbage dump and then it will be covered with sand.”
The PMC expects to spend over Rs 22 lakh on the project, including machine work, purchase and putting of sand.
Senior Deputy Mayor said that while the PMC had approved the GMADA-Patiala cluster solid waste management to be set up in Dera Bassi, the garbage will be sent to the site upon setting up of the plant. He added, “In the meantime, we will keep on covering the dump thrown here.”