COONOOR: In an unfortunate development in the hill town of Coonoor, the mounting garbage in the municipal limits has begun to attract wild boars into the arterial part of the town. This apparently failed garbage management system is paving way for another round of man-animal conflict in the hills.
Though the district administration in Nilgiris has paid enough attention to implement solid-waste management scheme in the hills to keep the hills neat and tidy, the way in which the garbage is being accumulating in the road sides here in Coonoor showed the lax attitude of the municipal administration in Coonoor and the lethargic attitude of the sanitary wing.
May be the officials try to blame it on the residents for not utilizing the garbage collection vehicles that crisscross the town to collect garbage from source. But, the residents here have something to blame the officials for their laxity.
The residents said that it so happens sometime that the garage collection vehicle being operated by the municipality would fail to visit the residential areas for days together , which would result in the public throwing the garbage to the roadsides. "The
vegetable wastes generated in the houses, which begin to stink if not disposed in time. So, the residents will have no other option, but, to throw the stinking wastes in the road sides.
The municipal administration should have a monitoring mechanism to ensure that every day the garbage collection vehicles visit each and every street to collect the wastes" a resident in Coonoor said.
Meanwhile, animal activists here in the hills warned that wild boars will naturally turn ferocious and begin to attack if it happened to encounter human beings in close quarters....