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Panchkula: Residents meet MLA, demand re-location of waste treatment plant

Gupta assured the residents that their demand would be considered and that he would discuss the issue with the district town planner and HUDA officials for an alternate site.

chandigarh waste management, panchkula waste management, panchkula news, huda, chandigarh news, india news Garbage dumping ground in Panchkula. (Source: Sumit Malhotra)

Residents of Sector 2 and other adjoining sectors met local BJP MLA Gian Chand Gupta on Monday and highlighted the problems they faced due to their proximity to a dumping ground. They also demanded the re-location of the proposed solid-waste management plant.

All of Panchkula’s solid waste is currently dumped in an open area in Sector 23. Residents of the nearby sectors, however, have been complaining for the past few years against the foul smell emanating from the dumping ground, leaving them a harried lot.

The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) had then selected a site near Jhuriwala for the setting up of a solid waste management plant but that was rejected by the National Wildlife Board due to its proximity to the Khol-hi-Raitan Wildlife Sanctuary.

“We met the MLA and requested him to discuss with HUDA to consider some other site for the plant, so that residents do not have to face problems. Panchkula has a large area and any other site can be considered,” said Hemant Sareen, one of the residents.

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Gupta assured the residents that their demand would be considered and that he would discuss the issue with the district town planner and HUDA officials for an alternate site.

The project for solid waste management plant has been stuck for over ten years.

First published on: 01-09-2015 at 04:39 IST
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