Inapt municipal committee turns Ramban town into garbage dumping site

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Despite huge advertisements of ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyan’ Municipal Committee (MC) Ramban has turned negligent eye towards the garbage dumps in various parts of Ramban town. With the increase in temperature the dumped garbage produces foul smell leading to inconvenience to those passing-by. Due to the garbage, drains have got choked or shrunk at many places. This has also affected the free movement of vehicles. Besides this, during rainy season, rain water overflows on the road putting the people in trouble. One can easily witness huge dump of garbage in the area near bus stand, cafeteria parking, shahidi chowk and Masjid market besides other parts of the town. In the absence of proper space for Solid Waste Dumping, garbage collection vehicles of MC throw all the town waste material in the river Chenab and polluting the river which is also a cause of concern. Many times the dump has also affected the movement of the vehicles and the double road has turned into single with the huge dump.
When contacted, Executive Officer (EO) Ramban Zubaida Begum said that municipal committee has put many dustbins in different area and now it is the responsibility of every citizen to put the garbage in these dustbins and not outside. “MC sweepers are on the work to keep the town clean, but we need the support of people for it”
she added.

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