Don’t shift carcass dump: Villagers to Sangrur administration - ECAS Punjab

Don’t shift carcass dump: Villagers to Sangrur administration

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Sangrur, September 8

Days after the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued direction to the district administration to shift the carcass dumping ground on Bakhora Kalan road to some other location, the Bakhora Khurd village panchayat on Tuesday urged the officials to avoid shifting it near the village.

On the directions of the Sangrur DC, a team of Lehra Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO) Gurnek Singh, Panchayat Officer Gurdeep Singh, Patwari Kulwant Singh and Panchayat Secretary Hardeep Singh visited the site. "The Bakhora Khurd panchayat has passed a resolution that the carcass ground is 1 km away from the village and it has been there since 1969. It said there was no need to shift it to another location. Panchayat members also stated that a private school, which is located near the dump, was started in 2007. They want to keep the dump at the same location as the panchayat land is near the village," said the Lehra BDPO.

"Besides foul smell, the stray dogs sitting near the carcass ground are a nuisance for schoolchildren of nearby villages and residents. After authorities did not act on my application, I filed a petition in the High Court. The administration now must implement the HC order," said Gurpreet Singh, who works as a teacher.

Sangrur Deputy Commissioner Ramvir Singh said he had directed the BDPO to prepare a detailed report and "we would submit it to the HC on next date of hearing". — TNS

from The Tribune

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