Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (DV)
Mangaluru, Mar 23: With two bags of solid waste, social activist Srinivas Nandagopal held a protest in front of the Mangaluru City Corporation office here on Thursday, March 23.
It may be recalled that door-to-door collection of solid wastes has been stopped in some parts of the city.
In the city, wet wastes and dry wastes have got accumulated in several public places including residential areas and commercial establishments and are awaiting disposal.
Speaking to media persons, Nandagopal said the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) has failed to collect the wastes for the last three weeks. “Waste is being littered everywhere in the so-called 'Smart City'. The entire city has been jeopardised. When people's representatives are questioned they are not ready to answer,” he said.
The people's representatives including MLA Vedhavyas Kamath and MP Nalin Kur Kateel are not bothered to answer. When the administrative mechanism has failed people should raise their voices. The official apathy cannot be tolerated, he added.