Cong plans protests over garbage problem

ST Correspondent
Monday, 19 February 2018

“We will compel him to look into these issues by taking to the streets and seeking help of the divisional commissioner,” More said.

PUNE: The Congress said it is considering taking to the streets to protest against alleged negligence by Guardian Minister Girish Bapat towards garbage problems. Ashok More of the environment wing of the Congress revealed this to the press on Sunday.

More said the Congress will be at the forefront while fighting on such issues.  

He said Bapat is not serious about the garbage problem. 

“We will compel him to look into these issues by taking to the streets and seeking help of the divisional commissioner,” More said.

“The ruling party has ignored the discontent about the garbage dumping ground in Uruli Devachi. There is no discussion or solution to the problem. The sewage water too is let into the river without processing,” More said.

“The BJP government should give details of the expenditure made for reviving the Ganga river. 

“This government has no mechanism for handling environmental issues. The same issues can be seen in the city too,” said Tejendrasingh Ahluwalia, Regional Secretary of the Congress.

CONGRESS EXTOLS VIRTUES OF COW
The Congress organised a workshop for its activists and volunteers on the issue of rising unemployment in educated youth. The speaker invited by the party, Kiran Patwardhan, said the cow could solve the problem of unemployment in rural areas. He said, “The cow is an environment-friendly animal. It gives out oxygen from its flatulence. We can make cleaning liquid from its gomutra and use dung for biogas and manure. We should change the conception that only working in factories and offices is employment.”

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