Hyderabad: Severe stench from the Jawaharnagar garbage dump is affecting residential areas in Saket, ECIL, Sainkpuri, Moulali and Nerdmet. The stench lasts from 7 pm till 6 am the next day. Residents say that they found it nauseating to step out of the house at night.
Mr Venkat Nair, a retired Army officer who likes to walk after 8.30 at night,said, “It is so bad that one gets a headache. I had to abandon walking during nights due to the stench.” The smell becomes very strong when there is a wind; it also invades homes. People in the residential complex at Saket and near Kapra outlet are forced to keep their windows shut from the evening.
Residents have time and again complained to the GHMC and the Pollution Control Board which blame the wind for spreading the stench.
A senior GHMC officer of Kapra circle said, “The segregation of garbage is carried out during the day. During the day, due to sunlight and less wind the smell does not travel much. At night there is strong wind.”
Mr C.S. Chandrashekar of the Federation of Northeastern Colonies of Secunderabad said, “Jawaharnagar was on the outskirts of the city years back but not anymore. The government must work out a solution to this problem. They must divide waste collection or opt for another dumpyard so that the problem can be solved.”