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Friday, March 07, 2008

Site inspected for solid waste management unit

Karwar: The newly elected president of Kumta Municipal Council (KMC), Sadanand Nayak along with other members and also a few political leaders inspected the site identified on Muroor hillock near Kumta for the establishment of solid waste management unit on Friday. The selection of site by the previous body of KMC had led to a controversy.

The people living in the villages around the hillock had opposed the unit to come up on the hillock arguing that it would pose health hazards and environmental problems.

Nayak observed after inspecting the site that the apprehension of the villagers was genuine. Dinakar Shetty, the JD(S) leader, who accompanied Nayak, said that Muroor hillock had a clean environment at present.

There was every need to protect it from being polluted. Shrikant Bhat, the president of Muroor Hill Protection Committee, also a scientist, explained how the proposed unit could pollute the environment and cause harm to the villagers.

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