Bijnor: The Swachch Bharat Mission appears to have hit a speed bump in Bijnor, with civic bodies continuing to dump garbage near villages around the city. This in turn is increasing the risk of communicable diseases in Bijnor’s rural areas, that too at a time when the health department is on its toes with at least 22 dengue cases being reported.
The district has 18 nagar palikas (civic bodies) and none have any provision of a dumping site. According to officials, not a single body has thought of a proposal to earmark land to be developed as dumping site. Right now all waste is being thrown on the roadside.