Representative image of waste dumped on a street; Picture Credit: Aafrin Kidwai
Citizens and members of various NGOs in Ludhiana staged a silent protest outside the Municipal Corporation (MC) Zone D office. They claim that they have raised protests over the issue for decades, but to no avail.
The protesters complain that there are hundreds of open sites where garbage is dumped illegally across the city but the MC has failed to act against the same. They also alleged that the MC has been trying to mislead the National Green Tribunal (NGT) by submitting wrong information regarding solid waste management.
A few days earlier, the NGOs took a sarcastic dig at MC by organising a ‘selfie-point’ protest against MC at the site and clicked pictures with garbage dump in the background.
The civic body claims that it has been removing waste from the site, but the residents continue to dump waste at the open site.