The dumping of garbages in many parts of the MIDC Hingna Industrial area is in every sense a matter of great concern. This is really a threat to cleanliness of this area.The continuous dumping of waste and lack of strong action on part of concerned officials has made these areas literally a dumping ground, free run for pigs and a breeding place for diseases. Also burning of plastic waste makes the situation more worrisome for companies nearby these areas. The current situation is such that the spill-over of the waste is coming onto the roads, inviting serious health concerns.
C G Shegaonkar, President of MIDC Industries Association Hingna (MIA) said that the Government should look into the garbage dumping menace as it poses a health hazard especially during the current COVID-19 crisis.Inspite of several follow ups and discussions with concerned stakeholders, this situation keeps repeating year after year. The situation in rainy season becomes really grim for people travelling and for the employees working in companies nearby these areas.
One of the major garbage dumping spots is near Suvarna Laghu Udyog (SLU), Electronic Zone, and MIDC Hingna. The area falls under jurisdiction of Gram Panchayat, Nildoh. It seems people have been given a free hand to dispose of the garbage in the vacant plot areas and in nullahs nearby. On one hand, Central or State Governments are giving impetus on ‘Swaccha Bharat’ mission and every city, town, district is striving hard to excel in cleanliness ranking, scenes like this definitely puts cold water on the efforts,” Shegaonkar said.