Mangalore: Kadri Park surroundings turn into waste dump, pose health risks

Mangalore: Kadri Park surroundings turn into waste dump, pose health risks

Brijesh Garodi
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Feb 26: Unknown persons have been dumping loads of waste mud and garbage around Kadri Park rendering the area unhygienic for passersby and making the whole place an eyesore. One can find loads of waste mud being dumped across the sides of the highway opposite to the Kadri Park, in front of the skating rink.

"I am fed up of clearing the mess in the area. Complaints along with photos attached were submitted to the MCC environmental department and action had been taken. But the problem still continues," said Mahesh Kumar, secretary and coach of Mangalore Skating Club, speaking to daijiworld.

"This skating rink has been situated opposite Kadri Park for almost three years, in the plot that belongs to the horticultural department. All through the three years, the lorries have been dumping mud in the surroundings, especially during the wee hours of the day, sometimes even during the day time, as there is no one to question them," he said.

"The MCC had taken action against these people and warned them, but again the problem has been continuing. A warning board has been put up at the spot, but to no avail. Lorries park along the side of the road and the drivers use the surrounding areas for defecation and urination, leaving the place unhygienic and filled with mosquitoes," added Kumar.

"The children and their parents who come to the skating rink have also been facing lots of problems due to this menace. I’ve been clearing the waste using JCB over these three years at my own expense, but the problem still continues. Even after the waste is cleared, within a day, someone comes and dumps the waste again.  It so happened once that so much waste had been dumped that the entire gate at the entrance to the skating rink was completely covered by garbage. At least after this, the MCC officials have to wake up and taken action, so as to avoid such nuisance in future," he urged.

"Some fish lorries have also been found parked in the surrounding area and letting out waste water on to the roadside providing an environment for deadly diseases and terrible stench," added Kumar.

As warnings have borne no results, it is high time the authorities take stringent action against offenders. People too should join hands for the cause and take a leaf out of Mahesh Kumar's book in keeping the surroundings clean.


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  • Stany D'sa, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sat, Mar 01 2014

    Total failure of congress administration in Mangalore. J.R. Lobo seems to have made fake promise and obviously political stunt by declaring few months ago about the total revamp of Kadri Park. Now J.R. Lobo must be snoring under the carpet? Great shame MCC cannot erect proper fencing for the park to prevent garbage invaders & dumpers. It is tragical disgrace that Mangalore cannot afford to have a descent public park. Can we say Mangalore is sinking because of impotent political anarchy.

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    Thu, Feb 27 2014

    By looking at the fate of this
    garden one can imagine how much
    renovation is done.

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    Wed, Feb 26 2014

    I am still remembering around some
    months back MLA Mr.J.R.Lobo visited
    this garden & on seeing its condition he promised to renovate
    the whole garden.But after months
    have passed nothing is done here.I
    want to know why?

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  • SM, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 26 2014

    Mr. Dinesh Shetty, I was in the park this morning. Major renovation work has been completed/ is in progress. Eg. Boundary wall with grill on the entrance side. Please get yr facts straight.

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  • rehna, mangalore

    Thu, Feb 27 2014

    Dinesh is sitting in Dubai and you from Padubidri do not open your mouth without knowing the facts. The park has been renovated. If you do have time come to Mangalore and see . Just for commenting, you do not comment.

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  • juliana, udupi

    Wed, Feb 26 2014

    Waste mud can be used for leveling roads and garbage for organic manure by agriculturists. Why this big hue?

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Wed, Feb 26 2014


    Good thought. But I wonder how many more years will it be by the time our people get to know how to minimize domestic waste !

    In my house, food remainder and fish/meat rejects are fed to the canine, fruit/vegetable peels find a place in the garden manure pit. Just imagine the reduction percentage of garbage ?

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  • Rudolf, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 26 2014

    Population is burgeoning with increasing construction and allied activities with no commensurate compensation of infrastructure and garbage/debris dumping facility is bound to lead to such situations!! BTW, once beautiful green Mangalore has almost lost its green cover and losing the remaining little cover due to reckless hacking of trees/greenery by the realty mafia!! As they say "this is just the trailer of the real film to start"!! Jai Hind!!

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, Feb 26 2014

    Impose a fine of minimum 10,000 to violators and release the confiscated vehicle only after payment. Advise them to dump garbage only at disposal sites. Concerned authority can put an end to the above menace if there is a will.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Wed, Feb 26 2014

    It is very bad to see the Kadri park being used as a waste dump.This is only the glimpse of working present MCC without Mayor for nearly one year.
    However, these things will come in the way of getting "NIRMALA GRAMA AWARD" like every year Mangalore is getting.
    Coming to the issue of dumping waste I have a suggestion.
    Presently there is problem of space to dump waste in Mangalore.Since MCC hall is remaining vacant/waste since nearly one year after Congress got majority in Local Body election.There is no Mayor also at present and no hope of getting full time Mayor in remaining 4 years due to the type of people voted to MCC.Why cant the vacant hall in MCC building be used as dumping yard for waste instead of Kadri Park?Major problem will be solved by this.Let us use best use of available space.

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Wed, Feb 26 2014

    ""Some fish lorries have also been found parked in the surrounding area and letting out waste water on to the roadside providing an environment for deadly diseases and terrible stench," added Kumar."

    I totally agree with this. Walking towards Kadri Park from Nantoor is a nightmare. One can't pass through the area without covering the nose to avoid the stench form the left side of the road.

    Apart from the authorities, people too need to be responsible to dispose their domestic waste. There are garbage collectors visiting every street, please cooperate and give them the garbage than throwing rotting fish rejects on the road.

    It's we who give a boost to diseases - why blame the authorities once an epidemic spurt ?

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