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Budgam Public Park Turned Into Garbage Dump; Administration Remains Silent

The Residents and the shopkeepers of the town complained that the disposing of waste around the park was a nuisance for them because stray dogs could be seen feeding on eatables in Garbage heaps.

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Arshid Hussain Mir
Arshid Hussain Mir
Covering Budgam, Kashmir Regional News from India. Holds Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from RIMT University, Punjab.

INDIA. Budgam. Residents of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district, on Monday, expressed anguish against the district Administration Budgam for failing to clean the main public park as heaps of garbage can be seen surrounding the park from all sides. The entire town has to suffer due to the dumped garbage.

The Residents and the shopkeepers of the town complained that the disposing of waste around the park was a nuisance for them because stray dogs could be seen feeding on eatables in Garbage heaps. The locals also complained that it is not too far from DC office, Budgam, questioning the department for being ignorant about the situation.

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Zeeshan Ali,a local resident at Budgam told the Transcontinental Times that the Municipal corporation is being ignorant about lifting the garbage since decades.

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Another resident from the town, Aijaz Hussain said, “It is so unfortunate, that this public park has turned into garbage dump. The people used to offer Namaz, sit there and drink fresh spring water.”

One of the shopkeepers told the Transcontinental Times that the pond used to be fresh and clean as compared to the current situation. This garbage is not only polluting the environment but also becoming a breading sites for flies and mosquitoes, resulting in deterioration of our health.

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The said area is in worst condition since no repair or cleaning has been undertaken from the last 4 years. He urged the concern authorities to look into this matter. Despite several attempts, No response from District Administration Budgam is received so far.

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