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September 2, 2012 Mayor admitted that there was close to 8,000 tonnes of waste that was yet to be removed from various parts of Bangalore Mayor D. Commissioner Rajneesh Goel went on...
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TV9 News: Protest At Mandur Gets Fiery, Villagers Block Garbage Trucks

TV9 News: Protest At Mandur Gets Fiery, Villagers Block Garbage Trucks........, BANGALORE: The storm on the outskirts of Bangalore against unscientific dumping of garbage on Monday spread to Mandur and Terra Firma-managed landfill Gundlahalli, near Doddaballapur. Villagers of Mandur, near Hoskote off Old Madras Road, protested against dumping of garbage there and blocked waste-laden trucks from entering the landfill. Farmers of Gundlahalli too blocked trucks from entering their village. Without access to both major landfills, no garbage from the city was disposed of there on Monday. Most garbage trucks headed to these landfills lined up by the roadside near Hoskote and Doddaballapur, raising a stink, confirmed a BBMP garbage contractor. "We're against Bangalore's garbage being dumped in our village. It must be stopped. We won't allow any trucks to enter our village," asserted H Nanjundachari, former vice-chairman, Mandur gram panchayat. Mandur villagers are also against a power plant coming up at a private landfill in Mandur. "When the private firm came to Bangalore, we were told that surrounding villages, including Mandur, would get gas connections and free electricity. But it's a farce. Not a watt of electricity has been generated in the past seven years. We don't want to spoil our village anymore," said Thammanna C, gram panchayat member. The city's third major landfill at Mavallipura, off Doddaballapur main road, was shut down following protests from locals. However <b>...</b>
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