Post-Makdumpur Mela Waste has caused an Alarming Situation

Meerut: Clean up groups have condemned the amount of litter left in Makdumpur, Meerut on Wednesday during the Makdumpur Ganga Mela, saying it is a “costly environmental hangover”.

The venue, has virtually turned into a dump yard after the mela concluded in Makdumpur, Mawana on November 8. Residents rue that the district administration and Zila Panchayat have turned a blind eye towards the litter strewn all over the bank of river Ganga and its periphery as it has failed to carry out a cleanliness drive.

“Foul smell is emanating from the garbage strewn all over the place but nothing has been done so far,” a resident said. “It’s understandable that people wanted to celebrate the festivals,” , but the cost of cleaning these areas can really stretch waste management budgets and has a real knock-on effect for local authorities.

The Mela was organised by the Zila Panchayat with a budget of Rs.50 lacs from October 29 to November 8 and was inaugurated amid much fanfare by Meerut MP (member Parliament) Rajendra Agarwal.

Munish Kumar

Munish is a senior journalist with more than 18 years of experience. Freelance photo journalist with some leading newspapers, magazines, and news websites, has extensively contributing to The Times of India, Delhi Times, Wire, ANI, PTI, Nav Bharat Times & Business Byte and is now associated with Local Post as Editor

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