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Safapora residents oppose dumping of garbage near Manasbal

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Solid waste will be disposed of scientifically: Executive officer MCG

Ganderbal, June 28: Residents of Safapora have opposed dumping of garbage near tourist spot Manasbal by Municipal Committee Ganderbal.

Local residents said that the dumping site has been chosen without any due consideration. "An Engineering college is located in close proximity to the proposed dumping site and also many localities are located nearby which include Kohistan Colony, Gratbal and Tresa,” residents said.

"Famous Manasbal Lake is few hundred meters away from the dumping site as a result it will affect tourism activities there," they added.

Locals further said that Municipal Committee Ganderbal should have consulted local residents about the decision. They appealed the district Commissioner Ganderbal to identify some other location for garbage dumping.

When contacted Executive Officer Muncipal​Committee Ganderbal said, "We didn’t have any solid waste dumping site here and we requested DC Ganderbal to provide us land for the same. DC Ganderbal has provided us 25 Kanals of state land near Manasbal for the purpose."

"The site is a proper place for solid waste dumping. We have been also directed to dispose of the waste scientifically. We will also setup solid waste treatment plant there. We will ensure that no one is affected by it,” he added.

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