Bhubaneswar grappling with uncollected waste on streets

Representative image of waste dumped on a street; Picture Credit: Aafrin Kidwai

An impasse over the disposal of waste into a designated dumpyard has resulted in a buildup of waste in communities, leaving several areas of Bhubaneswar reeking of garbage. For the past two weeks, residents of Daruthenga Panchayat on the outskirts of the city have not been allowing trucks operated by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to dump waste at the Bhuasuni dumpyard.

The BMC has sought a period of nine months to begin biomining, reports Deccan Herald.

Since the BMC began disposing of waste at Bhuasuni in 2008, residents of Daruthenga have been protesting. The BMC sought to dispose of each ward’s waste locally and turn it into compost, but the mayor had before stated that this would take some time.

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