Staff Reporter

To take out march to Corporation office

KOZHIKODE: The City Corporation Workers Union at a meeting held on Wednesday has demanded urgent solution to the problems being faced in disposing of garbage at the Njelianparambu waste treatment plant yard at Cheruvannur-Nallalam grama panchayat here.

The meeting decided to hold a march to the Corporation office on March 3, to highlight the problems being faced by the corporation workers because of the fire being experienced at the yard on a regular basis.

It was with great difficulty that the fire is extinguished by fire service personnel with the assistance of the Corporation workers.

The intriguing fact is that nobody is aware of the cause of the fire which has become a regular phenomenon. Because of the fire, workers often have to wait for long hours to unload the garbage at the yard.

Another anomaly is that the waste depots in the city have now ceased to exist. The local people are refusing to allow the trucks and tractors carrying waste to unload the same at these spots.

The authorities concerned meanwhile have not been seized of the gravity of the situation.

Despite the seriousness of the problem, the authorities have not called a meeting of the concerned worker representatives to sort out the issue.

The meeting demanded a discussion on the issue with the authorities concerned.