|May 26, 2014 at 1:32 pm #5406|
Bhoma-Adcolna gram sabha on Sunday resolved to move the court over failure of authorities to stop dumping of iron slag by a steel plant in the Kundaim industrial estate.
Villagers alleged that with heavy rains the dumped iron slag flows into a canal and when it over flows the same water enters houses near the canal.
Irked over the answers of the deputy sarpanch Damodar Naik on the issue, Bhoma Nagrik Samiti’s Surendra Naik moved a resolution to seek court intervention in the matter. The resolution was passed unanimously.
Damodar Naik confirmed that the panchayat has not issued any NOC (no-objection certificate) for dumping of the iron slag.
Villagers claimed that it has been over three years since they have been demanding action from the panchayat against the steel plant but stated that their demands have fallen on deaf ears.
“Large amounts of slag have been flowing with the rainwater and have almost filled up the canal. When it rains heavily, the canal is bound to overflow and this will endanger about eight houses adjacent to the canal,” said a villager Sanjay Naik, who has his house on the bank of the canal.
Villagers also raised the issue of a letter by water resources department to the VP seeking details about the problem. The letter had stated that if the VP fails to reply to the letter it would be deemed that the local civic body has resolved the problem, Shailesh Bhomkar, another villager said.
Villagers alleged that the panchayat failed to reply to the letter.
Source/Reference: Times of India, “Bhoma-Adcolna gram sabha resolves to move court over dumping of iron slag“