Locals at Banchare Danda in Nuwakot district have announced that they will no longer allow the garbage of Kathmandu Valley to be disposed in the landfill site there.
The locals, expressing displeasure over the lack of implementation of agreements inked with the government and Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) in various time, have decided to launch a peaceful protest and announced to prevent disposing garbage in the landfill site in their locality.
In a press conference organized by a committee formed by the locals at Banchare Danda Landfill Site area here on Monday, they warned to launch a peaceful protest from coming September 18 if the sustainable waste management plan at the unmanned landfill site was not implemented to protect the lives of locals.
Committee coordinator Shreeram Dungana ranted that the State had failed to ensure citizens' right to live in a clean environment and expressed his qualm over the 'inconsiderate' behavior of the KMC towards the landfill site affected locals.
Hari Lama, one of the affected locals, lamented that he was compelled to protest over the indifference of the government towards the affected locals.
Likewise, Sumitra Dhakal, Deputy Coordinator of the Committee, suggested that the human settlement at the affected area should be removed from there. She suggested that the waste management should be carried out by the same local level where the source of waste is generated.
Similarly, Chuyame Tamang, Acting Chairperson of Kakani rural municipality ward no 2, urged the KMC not to create an environment for the affected locals to protest to protect their lives.
The affected locals have pressed for implementation of the formation of Waste Development Authority under the office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers and declare the affected area as highly sensitive zone.