With a view to bring the best possible solution to for lack of space to dispose of trash being collected every day in Jalpally Municipality, the government has approved a proposal for setting up of a dumping yard at Ravirala Village in Maheshwaram Mandal on a sprawling area of two acres.
Expressing a deep satisfaction over the new development, Commissioner Jalpally Municipality G.P.Kumar said “The solution for a long-pending issue of garbage dumping came as a fresh breath of air as the issue of lack of suitable place for dumping garbage has taking a toll on us regularly. The stinking issue is finally going to solve very soon as the note file of the project for the setting of a dumping yard at Ravirala in Maheshwaram Mandal has finally put on circulation following an order issued by the Minister of Education P.Sabitha Indra Reddy who has evinced a keen interest from the beginning to solve the stinking issue at the earliest.”
Jalpally municipality totes a whopping 4-6 tons of garbage being collected every day from different localities spreading in all the 28 wards. A total 14 vehicles that include four tractors and ten 10 autos are being used to cart away the garbage but to a temporary and isolated location in the absence of a proper dumping yard. From there the heaps of trash have been moved to Sainikpuri dumping yard.
Recalling about the controversy over setting up the dumping yard in the past, the Commissioner said, “Earlier the proposal for setting up a dumping yard on a government land at Sultanpur area near Fakeermallagutta under Mallapur Village which struck with a controversy as local people vehemently opposed the project.” “However, dropping the first proposal, the minister paved the way for setting up the same project at an alternate place of Ravirala Village in Maheshwaram Mandal and allocated two acres of land. If all goes well the project will be grounded in two weeks,” he asserted.
It is said that as the minister is very keen to develop Jalpally Lake and often going into huddle with the concerned authorities to realize the project soon, the contentious issue of dumping garbage near lake also broached during the meeting that led to a conclusion to have a permanent dumping yard to protect the lake from stink and promote and ambient temperature for the visitors.
Last year in March it was reported by the HANS INDIA that garbage being collected from different locations of Jalpally Municipality was thrown out at an open government land 500-600 meters away from Jalpally Lake which is famous for its crystal clear water. This haphazard dumping led to forming of a malodorous environment at the lake and even polluting the water body beside the ambient temperature of the surrounding areas.