Mosquitoes, malodorous environment a part of lives of these dwelling close to Kala Sanghian drain in Jalandhar
Aakanksha N Bhardwaj
Jalandhar, Could 8
“We live in a hell. And nobody is coming to save lots of us from this hell,” rues a resident from Ratan Nagar. He lives close to Kala Sanghian drain (ganda nala).
Cleanliness of the drain has all the time remained one of many largest points within the metropolis. However plainly officers have turned a blind eye in the direction of the matter and so they hardly care of the residents dwelling close by who’ve been struggling lots.
Mosquitoes, overgrown weeds, undesirable reptiles and malodorous scent emanating from piles of rubbish within the drain have change into part of their each day lives. The councillor of the Ward No. 78 has held a number of protests, wrote quite a few letters to the authorities and have had plenty of conferences with the MC officers, however to no avail. The drain covers Guru Nanak Nagar, New Guru Nanak Nagar, Ratan Nagar, Shiv Nagar are a number of the areas within the ward.
The drain has not bought cleaned within the final two years, claimed the councillor.
Archana Bala, a resident dwelling within the space, stated she can’t take each her youngsters out due to the grave scenario. Her dwelling is correct subsequent to the drain which has made scenario worse for her.
“Face of my 10-month-old daughter is crammed with mosquito chunk marks. The world we live is so messy, unclean and smelly that it’s not for her in any respect to develop in such an setting,” she stated.
Archana Bala’s husband runs a small normal retailer within the space. It is sort of a job for him to sit down in his retailer all day lengthy. “The scent is so dangerous that it appears not possible to work now,” he stated.
One other resident Pawan Kumar owns a small stationary store within the space. “Stagnant water within the drain has been troubling us. Snakes and different reptiles typically come out and we can’t let our youngsters play within the space,” he stated.