Garbage clearance at Moazzam Jahi Market takes a hit

Garbage clearance at Moazzam Jahi Market takes a hit
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Garbage clearance at Moazzam Jahi Market takes a hit. Moazzam Jahi Market is one of the oldest fruit markets in the city. But, there has been one particular problem which has been plaguing the market for the last two years -- accumulation of garbage behind the market premises.

The area has become a public toilet, while foul smell emanates from accumulated garbage

Moazzam Jahi Market is one of the oldest fruit markets in the city. But, there has been one particular problem which has been plaguing the market for the last two years -- accumulation of garbage behind the market premises. Adding to the woes of the shopkeepers and customers, garbage collection trend in this particular market is not at all meticulous. Though garbage bins have been established at the market, shopkeepers said that they rarely see the garbage being collected.

Iqbal, member, MJ Market Association, said, “We have been making repeated complaints to the GHMC authorities to clear the garbage. They come to collect the garbage only once-in-a-week. The garbage that accumulates behind the market consists of fruit peels, coconut shells and other organic wastes. The garbage decomposes very easily and develops fungus. Not only does it create a foul stench, it also affects the fresh produce that is brought into the market.” With the garbage dump growing day-by-day, passersby have also begun to use the dump as a public toilet. Though there is a Sulabh Complex within the market premises, passersby answer the nature’s call on the streets. “Since it is fruit peels and other such organic wastes that accumulate in the dump over here, many stray animals also flock to the dump,” said Iqbal.

Not just the market association, the Anti-Corruption Bureau office which is right across the road has also given many written complaints to the GHMC but it has fallen on deaf ears.

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