September 2, 2015
The Coimbatore Corporation personnel used the CRPF vehicles to spray chemicals at the Vellalore dumpyard in order to put an end to the fly menace that has been plaguing the surrounding areas.
The operation was carried out in the presence of District Collector Archana Patnaik and Coimbatore Mayor Dr. P. Rajkumar.
The yard has an estimated 450 tonnes of garbage and insects, flees and mosquitoes generated from here, play havoc for those staying near it, as the
insects ‘made their home’ in side their houses, making lives of residents miserable.
Vellalore, Kanjikonampalayam, and the surrounding areas were swarmed by flies that were drawn to the dumpyard. The residents had been constantly complaining for more tha three years, but all the actions taken to control the menace didn’t produce any long-term results.
But, the efforts have raised some eyebrows too. R. Daniel member in the Vellalore dumpyard agitation crew said that action was finally taken simply because the elections are nearing. He added that Varun RAF vehicles were used because the flies were affecting the residents of the RAFquarters too.
Coimbatore City Commissioner A.K. Vishwanathan, Deputy Mayor Leelavathi Unni, and Siruthuli president Vanitha Mohan were present during the chemical spraying.