Poor state of garbage management was found in Vrindavan during the surprise visit of the representative of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Saturday. The Municipality had earlier claimed in the Green Court that the waste management of the town was under control and was being effectively executed. Advocate Rahul Khurana was appointed local commissioner by the NGT, to submit a comprehensive report in relation to the collection, dumping, transportation and burning etc. of the municipal solid waste in the city with particular reference to the sites.
He made visits to the Principal Garbage Station situated near the 100 bedded hospital, Satellite dumping stations and the Yamuna Bank. He was accompanied by the Executive Officer, Shri Ram Asre Kamal and the petitioner Shri Madhumangal Shukla. After almost six hours of investigation, Shri Rahul Khurana found the entire garbage management system was collapsing in Vrindavan.
Shri Khurana was disappointed with the foul smell coming out of the garbage. He found that the municipality didn’t make any effort to spray the foul smell deterrents. Moreover, the commissioner found that water was running into the garbage dumps from a water tanker at the landfill site.
He also found that the garbage was being burnt at Shringarvat. When Shri Khurana reached near Tatiasthan he found that the old garbage was covered under the soil, instead of having been shifted from the Yamuna bank. He found that the sewer water from two drains was spreading on the land on the Yamuna Flood Plain, where the garbage was being dumped.