Union Home Minister Amit Shah has ordered the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to address the problem of garbage disposal in the upscale localities of Bopal, Ghuma and Ambli in the city in the three days, the BJP’s Gujarat unit said on Friday.
According to a statement released by the party, Shah, who is a member of Lok Sabha from the Gandhinagar headquarters, asked the Municipal Commissioner Lochan Sehra to address the problem of garbage disposal, which emerged due to a workers’ strike. sanitation.
Bopal, Ghuma and Ambli were originally villages and were once under a municipality. They come under the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat of the Shah. After massive real estate development, these villages or suburbs were included in the AMC.
Nearly 500 AMC sanitation workers have been on strike for a month over outstanding issues, resulting in piles of trash piling up on roads and in public spaces as there is no one to pick them up and dispose of them.
“Nearly 200 nagarpalika sanitation workers were not hired by AMC after the local body merged with the city. long furloughs due to social or health issues, so nearly 500 workers in the region have been on strike for almost a month,” said Kalpesh Makwana, the general secretary of the AMC Servants Association.
Heaps of trash can be spotted in the area as workers have refused to clean it up until their demands are met, he said. “We have received a message that senior AMC officials will hold a meeting with us in the evening to find an amicable solution,” Makwana said.
In another development, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has decided to supply irrigation water from the Narmada canal system to 32 villages located near Nal Sarovar area in Sanand taluka which also falls under the constituency of Gandhinagar of the Shah.
Recently, Shah held a meeting with Chief Secretary Pankaj Kumar and other senior officials on the issue of water scarcity in these 32 “sourceless” villages located on the shore of Nal Sarovar Lake.
As recommended by the Union Minister, the government of Gujarat has now decided to cover all these “sourceless” villages under the Narmada project to provide water for irrigation to the farmers, according to a statement released by the state government.
(With PTI inputs)