The issue of Anakapalle garbage dumping at Achayyapeta under Sundarayyapeta Panchayat near the jaggery town did not come up for hearing at the High Court on Wednesday, and this has sparked off another major headache for Anakapalle Municipality.

A Division Bench of the High Court granted an interim stay on March 26 on dumping of garbage at the village and directed the Commissioner of Anakapalle Municipality to file a counter on April 3.

Since the matter did not come up for hearing on Wednesday, Anakapalle Municipality, which hoped the stay would be vacated, found itself to be in a fix. After the High Court issued the stay order, the Municipality took the garbage to Koppaka on the National Highway near the town for dumping.

When the farmers there also objected it made a temporary agreement with the villagers and on its behalf Health Officer P. Nageswara Rao in a letter dated March 30, requested the farmers to allow dumping of garbage till April 3 and assured them that the municipality would not dump garbage later and would also shift it to Achayyapeta once the stay was vacated.

Where the Anakapalle Municipality would dump its garbage from Thursday is a big question mark as the Koppaka farmers may not allow the dumping and the municipality has committed itself in writing that it would not dump the garbage.

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