Vigilantes against waste dumping in wetlands

August 11, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 08:17 am IST - Kozhikode:

Local vigilante committees have been formed at Thengilakkadavu in Mavoor panchayat to fight off the illegal dumping of weathered sand waste in wetlands. The committees will function with the direct support of Mavoor grama panchayat authorities and the Revenue Department.

Panchayat authorities said the committee’s report against suspected waste dumping units would be taken up seriously and referred to the immediate consideration of the Revenue Department. Sand manufacturing units flouting the pollution control norms would be closed down with the support of the local police, they added.

The panchayat would collect details of migrant workers in weathered sand production units and other industrial firms in the area. Action would be taken against employers who are providing unhygienic accommodation to the workers, the officials said.

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