Villagers oppose dumping yard

Staff Reporter

ERODE: A tense situation prevailed at Punnam village, near Bhavani here, when they protested against the formation of a garbage dumping yard in the village by the Bhavani Municipality.

Some months back, the Municipality had purchased 10 acres in the village for dumping garbage and converting them into fertilizer.

Some days back, the site was cleaned and the municipal administration decided to erect fence.

Yesterday the municipal officials including the Municipal Commissioner, Balakrishnan, visited the site.

The villagers told them the place is located at a high level and during rainy season, the garbage and wastewater will enter fields.

A six-acre plot was available near the area, which can be used for garbage dumping.

But the Municipal Commissioner refused to make any comment. The villagers surrounded the officials.

The police rushed to the spot and advised them to approach higher officials.