Protest by contractual civic workers – Garbage issue escalates in Mangaluru

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Mar 17: Garbage has not been collected in the city for the fourth day in succession. Apartments, houses and public area are filled with foul smell. Officials of the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) are caught on a wrong foot and lack alternative method to find a solution for the problem.

The protest by outsourced workers began from March 13 throughout the state. They are saying that chief minister Basavaraj Bommai did not fulfil their demands. Main cities in Karnataka are facing the inconvenience of garbage stench and underground drainage issues.

Speaking on their demands, M B Naganna, president of outsourced employees’ state association, said, “On Wednesday, more outsourced workers have joined us in the protest at Freedom Park. We have appealed to CM Bommai to fulfil our main demands immediately. The finance department has already given the green signal. But CM has to sign the file. Now the file lies in the CM’s office. Till he puts his signature, our protest will continue.”

MCC commissioner Channabasappa said, “We are facing problems due to the strike of outsourced workers for the past three days. On Thursday, 30 vehicles were used to collect garbage from hotels, commercial buildings and spots where huge pile of waste is generated. We are not getting labourers. As the protest continues, we have decided to get civic workers and hired vehicles.”

KPCC district spokesperson and corporator A C Vinayraj said, “The whole limits of MCC is stinking due to no garbage collection for the past three days. The MCC should convey to general public the action they have taken in this regard. CM Bommai is not bothered to listen to the woes of civic workers throughout the state and is busy in election campaigning. If no action is taken, we will get down to the streets and protest against MCC.”

More than 50 workers of 22 wet wells and four STP units have stopped working. If faecal and urine waste of underground drainage is not cleared in time, the whole network will get blocked and the residents of city will face huge problem.





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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 18 2023

    Our MCC is given lots of contributions to make Mangalore as" SMART CITY. " Special they are trying to make " SMART GARBAGE CITY "

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    Modani will sell karnataka to Adani after elections.. 😂😆

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    BJP is filled with Garbage ...

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  • Abdul, Saudi Arabia

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    Why can't ruling party hire some upper caste Andhabhakths to clear the garbage? Why always only lower caste and minorities doing this job?

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  • Venkataramana Govinda, Barmuda Triangles

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    Vote for BJP and enjoy the filth ..they have money only for buying MLAs not for anything else!!

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  • Eva, Kirem

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    Garbage collection job is very very high risk job. They deal with garbage even without gloves i have seen. Government is collecting good enough tax, cess tax and house tax etc. Please satisfy garbage collection personnel and meet their demand.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    What happened to so called Swachh bharat abhiyan by our so called PM? Next visit to Karnataka by the PM the garbage should be visible. The MCC always caught on the wrong foot. This is first time in Mangalore earlier when there were garbage spots the MCC trucks would collect without any problem. Corporators do nothing only talking out of turn.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    Best is to have a modification of the old system. Two large bins - one each for dry and wet waste at strategic locations. A person initially to guide citizens about segregation. The cost, manpower etc will reduce. The waste management cess can be drastically reduced. During a strike, a vehicle of MCC has to just collect the big bins. Also the whole city will not be dirty. There would be no need to wait for the waste collector even when there is no hartal.

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