Unable To Bear Stench In BJP Ruled Himachal, Villagers Ask President Permission For Mass Euthanasia
Stench from effluent treatment plant and municipal waste dumped at Kenduwala village has made life hell for villagers.
Unable to bear the strong stench from the common effluent treatment plant and the dumped municipal solid waste, residents of Himachal Pradesh’s Kenduwala village in the Baddi industrial area have decided to plead for mass euthanasia before Governor Acharya Dev Vrat and President Ram Nath Kovind.
The villagers of Nichla Malpur and Bhud Nichla have decided to start a two-day signature campaign starting Monday, The Tribune reported. They will also meet the SDM to hand over a memorandum seeking mass euthanasia.
The villagers raised slogans against the working of the common effluent treatment plant, the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) and local administration at the meeting. The villagers have also set a 10-day deadline for the authorities to address their grievance failing which they would launch an agitation.
The locals are worried because as their problems will only aggravate with the arrival of monsoon. The dumping site spread across several bighas is a potent risk to the villagers’ health and their children are falling sick too.
The villagers complained that for the past one year, the officials of the SPCB were acting as per the plant management without paying attention to their demand.
However, despite calling the tender twice, no bidder could be given the contract to dispose of, segregate and lift the solid waste by the Baddi Barotiwala Nalagarh Development Authority. “The authority was planning to call the bids again,” said Chief Executive Officer KC Chaman.