Land comes in way of solid waste disposal

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Sambalpur, Jun 3(UNI) At a time when pollution emerges as a major threat to the mankind, lack of land comes in the way of solid waste disposal in Sambalpur municipality area.

The state pollution control board is making all out efforts for pollution control in its jurisdiction. But equal cooperation from different agencies was not coming alleged Mukesh Mahaling, a scientist in the regional office of the state pollution control board here.

He was addressing a meeting here on 'Pollution and its impact' organized by Bharat Vikash Parishad.

Realizing the gravity of the problem, Orissa high court instructed the revenue department here to provide sufficient land to local municipality in the beginning of the current year. But four months after the order, nothing had been done to the effect, Mr Mahaling added.

Solid waste generated by residents of the municipality area and sound pollution had emerged as two major problems here in the recent days.

At least 200 tons of solid waste was being generated in the city but no concrete measure had been made so far for its scientific disposal, he lamented.

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