• Download mobile app
26 Sep 2022, Edition - 2631, Monday

Trending Now

  • Covid 19: India reports 16,167 new cases and 41 deaths in last 24 hours
  • SP leader’s car hit by truck, dragged for 500 metres in UP’s
  • Breaking glass ceiling, CSIR gets first woman director general in N Kalaiselvi

Coimbatore

Instruction to clear waste at Valankulam tank

Covai Post Network

Share

Based on a tip off by an environmentalist about the illegal dumping of garbage on the bunds of Valankulam tank, Coimbatore Corporation officials were today directed to clean the waste and stop the dumping here.

According to R Mohammed Saleem, president of the Environment Conservation Group, he found waste, including plastic covers, dumped on the bunds of the lake close to a religious centre. “The bunds of this lake are being continuously used as a dumping and there have been many issues in the past. Since this part of the lake is situated in the interiors, it was not easy to spot it, as the area is not accessible,” he said.

He immediately informed Corporation commissioner K Vijaya Karthikeyan, who directed officials to clear the waste and also to stop the dumping.

Reacting to the incident, Vijaya Karthikeyan said that special whistle blowing system was being followed in some lakes to curb such incidents.

“We can extend it to other areas as well. In the longer run, we also have a construction and demolition waste processing plant coming up, which will ensure that this problem is fully addressed,” he added.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

COIMBATORE WEATHER