December 11

HC order on dumping of garbage


HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh High Court has admitted a post card campaign from students of Vivekananda School in Gandhamguda as a public interest litigation and has directed the APPCB to stop dumping of garbage at Gandhamguda.

According to Citizens Against Pollution president K Purushotham Reddy, CAP came to know of the court order only on Monday. He said the AP Pollution Control Board will hold a meeting on the issue at APPCB office with Joint ActionCommittee and MCH officials on December 15.

Meanwhile, for the second consecutive day, the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad did not dump any garbage at Gandhamguda dump. However, members of the joint action committee for shifting of the dump yard held a day-long dharna at Bandlaguda Crossroads.

They were supported by local MLA Sabita Indra Reddy.

They also demanded that clean drinking water be supplied in areas where ground water has been contaminated due to seepages from garbage.

The cost of the supply of clean drinking water must be borne by MCH based on polluter-pays principal, JAC chief advisor Sanjeev Reddy said.However,MCH commissioner P K Mohanty said some garbage was dumped at Gandhamguda and the rest at Autonagar dump.