MCA turning Anantnag into ‘garbage town’: SKCS

ANANTNAG: South Kashmir civil society (SKCS) Sunday expressed concern over the pollution allegedly caused by the municipal committee Anantnag (MCA) in the town by “depositing garbage on the roadsides and streets in the absence of proper garbage dumping site.”
The spokesman of the SKCS, in a statement, said that the MCA is polluting the historical town instead of keeping it town.
“In the absence of proper garbage dumping site the MCA is depositing the garbage on roads for days together and later dumps the same on the banks of Aripath, a tributary of Jehlum. Due to the dumping of garbage on roads the threat of epidemic is looming large in the town,” the spokesman said.
He said that despite many reminders to the district administration to identify the garbage dumping site nothing has been done. “The MCA has become of major source of pollution in the town with people helplessly bearing the brunt of the arrogance and incompetance of the administration,” the statement said.
SKCS, the statement said, also expressed shock and grief over the heavy loss of lives and property in Nepal due to the earthquake. “SKCS expresses sympathies with the families who lost their near and dear ones in the quake,” the statement said.
“Society also expressed concern over the non-serious approach of the government as for as the prediction of the high intensity earth quake in Jammu and Kashmir is concerned.”