Dustbins installed in Tral, but not being cleared: Locals
Working to identify land for disposal of waste, says BDO
Pulwama: The dustbins have been installed in different areas of the Tral sub division in south Kashmir’s Pulwama but they are not being cleared on time thereby causing inconvenience to the public, locals said Friday.
Locals from rural areas of Tral said that dustbins were installed by Rural Development Department at several spots but these dustbins have been left unattended as garbage isn’t being cleared on time.
Abdul Rashid, a resident of Machama area said that installing of dustbins is a welcome steps but these bins must be cleared at least once in a week.
He said that first officials assured that dustbins will be cleared twice in a week but that isn’t happening on ground.
“Before installing these dustbins, people were managing disposal of garbage on their own but with the installation of dustbins, they are now throwing it near them but they are being left unattended that creates problems,” he added.
Shariq Ahmad, another resident hailing from Pinglish area said that unattended dustbins contribute to environmental degradation as overflowing trash can lead to littering and the spread of pollutants.
He said that failure to address these concerns may not only compromise public safety but also have detrimental effects on the overall cleanliness and hygiene of the communities.
He said that there is need of community awareness and responsible waste disposal to mitigate these threats effectively.
Locals from these areas said that they have repeatedly requested higher ups to look into the matter but so far no satisfactory steps have been taken in this regard.
They said that a foul smell is coming out of these dustbins at several places and during summers the situation may turn ugly if steps won’t be taken.
They requested higher ups to look into the matter at earliest and take immediate steps in this regard so that people won’t suffer.
Meanwhile, when contacted the concerned BDO Mohammad Ashraf while acknowledging that they have some issues regarding the disposal of waste in some areas as locals have failed in providing land for the disposal of the ttrash.
He said that DC Pulwama has directed revenue department to identify land in this regard so as to mitigate these issues.
“We are on it and are working to resolve the issue as early as possible,” he added.