Vikash Sharma

At a time when there is a lot of hue and cry over garbage hill at the Temporary Transit Station (TTS) near Sainik School in Bhubaneswar, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has sought a report over the dumping of garbage near Mancheswar Railway Colony.

The rights body has directed Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner to submit a report in this regard by December 11, 2023. The notice has been issued based on the complaint filed by one Sura Patra and other members of Anchalika Surakshya Manch.

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The complainant had alleged that BMC is dumping all the waste articles of Bhubaneswar city in Mancheswar area. In its petition, the complainant had alleged that such dumping of garbage might lead to health issues in the locality.

“Since the allegation prima facie reveals violation of human rights, a copy of the petition be sent to Commissioner, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation to cause an enquiry into the matter and submit a detailed factual report on the allegations made by 11.12.2023,” the OHRC order read. The next hearing in the matter is scheduled to be held on December 14, 2023.

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