Ghaziabad: The garbage issue in Indirapuram is a prevalent and persistent one. The residents of Divyansh Pratham Society, Indirapuram are riled because of this constant issue of garbage dumping near the society. As per residents, the garbage dump area near the society in Shakti Khand -4, is flooded with detritus and trash because of the lack of proper garbage segregation services by the municipal corporation.
The Shakti Khand -4, Indrapuram is a municipal dump yard which is meant to be cleaned and the garbage must be recycled by the concerned authority. However, no government body seems to pay heed to the issue.
The nearby societies are facing some serious hygiene issues due to this. The enormous amount of garbage dumped around the societies poses health risks to the residents.
“The issue has been highlighted several times and complaints have also been made to the government bodies, but no specific actions were takenby the government officials," says Kapil Tyagi, President of RWA of Divyansh Pratham Society.
The area which was earlier used for dumping the trash in Shakti Khand has drastically expanded over a period of time, which concerns the people about the pollution level in the area. “When complains were filed and no actions were taken, we had to opt for private garbage heave up services a few times, but that also didn’t make any remarkable changes in the scenario,” Tyagi added. The residents of the society are really worried about the water quality as well as mosquitos in the rainy season.
The situation gets worse when the rainy season hits. The accumulated and stagnant water along with garbage gives rise to a huge population of mosquitoes which increases the threat of diseases such as dengue and chikungunya.
The people living around the area are left with no choice but to burn the garbage down which directly leads to air pollution. With the current air quality levels in Delhi NCR, burning down the trash only makes the scenario worse. The issue of Shakti Khand – 4, Indirapuram is entirely unavoidable and immediate actions need immediate attention.
“The issue has been highlighted many times, people have even approached NGT, but municipal authorities are not taking this issue seriously. We might have to approach NGT again”, said Mr Alok Kumar, Federation of AOA.
“People dump 210 tons of garbage every day. Out of this, only 30 tons of is going for biodegradation, which means daily 180 tons of garbage is piled up here. At this rate, it might not take long for Shakti Khand – 4 to turn into 2nd Ghazipur” says SK Aggarwal, an elderly resident of the society.