Nalla Ferozepora converted into garbage dump by MC Kunzer, public health at stake

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Syed Mushtaq

Srinagar, Feb 26: The lone source of water body Nalla Ferozepora has become a garbage dump as surprisingly the Municipal Committee Kunzar in violation of Swachh Bharat Mission and other health and hygene safeguarding norms has been throwing the garbage comprising waste material and left over parts of slaughtered animals and chicken collected from the town markets into this nallah.
The inhabitants raised this matter many a times with the authorities of the municipal committee and appealed them to dump the garbage to some safer place away from this water body but unfortunately they always turned deaf and dumb to our pleas, said the locals.
The MC authorities did not stop here but surprisingly have constructed the lavatory blocks on the banks of this water body at Kunzar near Yal Pattan bus stand.
This whole unhygienic scenario is looming large at the safety of health of public especially the school children.
People of the area have appealed the Governor administration to look into the matter and ensure the safeguarding of public health before it is too late to save the water body.