Taloja residents up in arms against pollution
TALOJA: The increasing pollution in Taloja industrial area has led to residents uniting to form an organisation.
The group was formed following a meeting at Bhoirwada ground on Monday. The residents have claimed that around 20km area has been affected due to pollution.
Ghot, Siddhi, Karavle, Taloje Majkur, Ghot camp, Nagjhari, Burdul, Pethali, Taloja Phase 1 and the nearby areas have been the worst-affected due to Mumbai Waste Management Limited ( MWML), Taloja and Cidco’s dumping garbage depot.
They claimed that agriculture in the area and the health of the residents have been affected.
MWML, t hat belongs to Ramky Group, started its operations in October 2002 as a treatment, storage, disposal facility to manage hazardous and biomedical waste disposal.
Dhanaji Patil, a villager, said: “We have suffered in silence for long. We will not take law into our hands, but we will ensure that our voice is heard. If required, we are planning to seek Anna Hazare’s support.”
Krishna Patil, a villager, said: “Despite repeated complaints, there has been little action by the authorities over the years. Our health is suffering a lot and our kids too face a lot of difficulties.”
Dinkar Adhav, director of MWML, said: “There had not been any complaint all these years. We have a world- class f acility and all aspects of pollution are t a ke n into account.”