Hyderabad

Fill granite quarries with garbage: former Mayor

Ravinder Singh writes to KTR

Former Mayor S. Ravinder Singh urged Minister for Municipal Administration K.T. Rama Rao to take measures to fill up underground pits, which were dug for granite quarries, with garbage, municipal solid waste and debris. He said this would not just reduce pollution, but would avoid garbage being dumped indiscriminately at different places or by the road side.

In a letter sent to the Minister, a copy of which was released to the media here on Thursday, the former Mayor of Karimnagar said all the towns were struggling with increasing garbage and non-availability of adequate space to create dumping yards. “If the underground pits dug for the excavation of granite stone in various quarries are filled with garbage and municipal waste, there will be less pollution,” he said. Besides, after filling the granite pits with garbage, they would be covered with fertile soil and plantation of saplings would be taken up under Haritha Haaram so that there would be no pollution, he stated.

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