Okharpauwa locals obstruct waste disposalLocals in Okharpauwa on Wednesday created obstructions at the landfill site, stopping pick-up trucks carrying waste from Kathmandu Valley from dumping waste there.
Locals in Okharpauwa on Wednesday created obstructions at the landfill site, stopping pick-up trucks carrying waste from Kathmandu Valley from dumping waste there.
As a result, more than 100 pickup trucks carrying garbage have been stuck midway, said Assistant Sub-inspector Ram Prasad Koirala. The protestors have blamed negligence of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) in properly managing waste, particularly during monsoon.
They said some precautionary measures should have been taken to prevent the foul smell from spreading, like covering the dumping site with mud after waste disposal and sprinkling medicines to kill germs for checking the spread of diseases. “We have put forward two-point demand. We have drawn the attention of the concerned authority to resolve the matter at the earliest,” said Chairman of Kakani Rural Municipality-2 Ghannath Bajgain.
According to a recent study, Kathmandu Metropolis, Lalitpur Sub-metropolis, Bhaktapur Municipality, Madhyapur Thimi Municipality, Kirtipur Municipality produce 331 tonnes waste every day.