No decision yet on waste management in Thrissur

July 15, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 05:57 am IST - Thrissur:

City Corporation council fails to reach a solution

The city roads will continue to wear a pathetic look as a Corporation council meeting held here recently to discuss waste management failed to find any solution.

Piles of rotten waste can be seen every street.

Stench emanating from the waste is unbearable. Without any effective waste collection system, people are disposing of household waste onto the streets.

Though the corporation distributed pipe compost systems with a thrust on decentralised waste management, most of the households had already discarded them, citing them impractical.

A meeting was held on Wednesday to discuss the waste management issue on a request of the Opposition. Mounts of waste are piled up even near the Corporation office.

Mayor Ajitha Jayarajan said huge quantities of waste generated from hotels and apartments were a major issue.

Former Mayor Rajn Pallan said awareness programmes were held during the last UDF rule and it reduced the tendency to throw waste at public places.

In view of the rise in number of contagious diseases, the Thrissur corporation should take immediate action for effective waste management, the Opposition demanded.

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