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Dumping yards dot Kozhikode

Published Dec 10, 2016, 6:23 am IST
Updated Dec 10, 2016, 6:37 am IST
Mananchira square, beach most hit; Corp. official cites lack of projects
Waste sacks inside Mananchira Square. (Photp:  AKHIN DEV)
 Waste sacks inside Mananchira Square. (Photp: AKHIN DEV)

KOZHIKODE: The waste management has once again become  a headache for the corporation, which has failed to solve it after  taking charge.  Prime tourist spots like Mananchira square and Kozhikode beach are  becoming  dump yards. While plastic sacks  get accumulated at Mananchira for months, the waste segregation is  a filthy affair on the beach.

“We are aware of the issue, but there are no projects to clear the waste at the Mananchira square and the beach,” said a top official from the corporation.
Though there are cleaning campaigns on the beach, more works are being carried out by the volunteers, especially after any major events and at the weekend, when the visitors are more.


The Kudumbasree workers have  declined to accept plastic waste from residential areas. The parallel plans to arrange waste management at source  have also failed, admit officials. Waste dumping has become prominent on the  premises of  Lion’s Park, Gandhi Park and  Eranhipalam bypass.  Though the residents’ associations in the city have implemented effective mechanisms to tackle those  dumping waste, the corporation is yet to take such steps.

Location: India, Kerala