Recently hundreds of residents from Noida Sector 22 and 23 along with villagers of Choda Gaon (in the vicinity of Khanpur) had staged a protest against Noida Authority for dumping the city’s waste in a vacant plot of Sector 54.
“The adjoining areas are densely populated. This callous action of the Authority will adversely affect people, animals and birds alike,” claimed protesters.
Speaking to City Spidey today, K Arunachalam, RWA member of Sector 22 said that he along with his colleagues had stopped around 20 trucks from dumping garbage at this site. “We have also written a letter to the Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath to intervene in this matter,” he added. Noida News
With the growing mounds of garbage, this vacant plot is beginning to resemble the Ghazipur landfill site. “Needless to say there will soon be a slew of health repercussions. We shall not allow the Authority to transform this plot into a landfill site,” Arunachalam added.
Infact residents of neighbouring sectors have started experiencing some adverse effects. In the words of Ramesh Shekhar, a city resident, “The stench has already reached the homes of people. Most houses cannot do without room freshners. People are also suffering from skin diseases.”
Protesters have informed City Spidey that the authority officials are fairly insensitive on their stand. “They are legally justifying their action on the ground that all land belongs to Noida Authority,” shared a protestor.