Villagers protest against improper disposal of garbage in Chandigarh

Reported by

Damandeep SinghLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 6, 2019

Location of Conflict

Dhakoli and Baltana

,

Mohali

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Waste Management

Municipality

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People Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

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State

Punjab

Sector

Infrastructure

In Zirakpur, sanitation staff deployed for the door to door collection of garbage going on strike to protest against nonavailability of land for disposal. Residents of Dhakoli and Baltana have been at the receiving end with no sanitation staff making door to door visits to collect garbage. The problem is compounded by the failure of local authorities to take action. Admitting that they have not been collecting garbage from residential areas of Gazipur, Dhakoli, Peer Muchalla and Baltana, They said they do not have space to dispose of the garbage. They also said for the past fortnight, authorities have been assuring them that land will be provided soon but no decision has been taken and officials asked them to dump garbage on vacant land. Residents of Zirakpur held a protest against the municipal council for not providing them proper garbage disposal in the town. Now the residents are disposing of the garbage bags in Municipality office. The sanitation association also joined them in the protest.The sanitation workers are planning to protest on the highway on May 1, if their demands are not met by the government.

Region Classification

Type of Land

Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

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Land Area Affected
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Starting Year

2018

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Municipality

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