Plastic burned by Sithalapakkam administration

21 Apr
Garbabge and plastic burned right in front of homes by Sithalapakkam Panchayat.

Garbabge and plastic burned right in front of homes by Sithalapakkam Panchayat.

Once considered a beautiful place for a living, slowly but surely Sithalapakkam is turning into  hell hole for its citizens. Water that was once abundant here, now is becoming a scarce resource, many bores in Sitalapakkm have turned dry. Then there is absolutely no good garbage disposal mechanism here.

Today morning while I was having my breakfast, my room was suddenly filled with smoke. I wondered what and looked out and was shocked to see that panchayat workers were burning garbage just few feet off my home.  This garbage did contain lot of plastic and its smell filled the air.

My simple question is this, I know that its illegal to burn plastic in a place surrounded by homes, so the panchayat of Sithalapakkam is responsible for this illegal act. Shouldn’t it issue an apology, dissolve itself and hold reelection for the people to choose a new able sensible leader?

If the panchayat says that the workers are not knowledgeable and are ignorant about burning plastic, then why the heck  the panchayat  put such a people for such an important job like garbage disposal?

They say some guy called Arul rule this Sithalapakkam, but seeing thee troubles Sithalapakkam undergoes like accumulating garbage, inability to dispose them safely, the dog trouble that persists here, the lack of metaled roads laid in inner parts of Sithalapakkam, the illegal mining of water and sand from here and many others. If he is a decent man, shouldn’t he offer an apology and step down?

What happened to the leaders energy? To get votes these people come to our door step, but when they get elected they hide away like snails. Wish they had enough brains that would match that of snails. Why should we have a leader who isn’t educated enough to know how to dispose plastic waste? துப்பு இல்லாதவர்கள் தலைவராக இருந்தால் என்ன நன்மை கிடைக்கும்?


Posted by on April 21, 2013 in Education, Politics, Tamil


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2 responses to “Plastic burned by Sithalapakkam administration

  1. Right Off Center

    April 22, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    நீங்கள் சொல்லும் குற்றச்சாட்டு மேலும் பல தமிழ் வாசகர்களை அடைய தமிழில் எழுதுங்கள். மேலும் குற்றச்சாட்டுகளுக்கு ஆதாராமாக பல புகைப்படங்களை இணைக்கவும்.உங்கள் பதிவின் தாக்கம் அதிகரிக்கும். ஆனால் மரியாதை குறையாமல் கண்ணியத்துடன் எழுதுங்கள். கோரிக்கைகள் நியாயமானதே. அதே சமயம் மொழியின் ஆற்றலால் தாக்கம் ஏற்பட வேண்டுமே ஒழிய .தாக்குவதால் அல்ல.
    ஒரு யோசனை : கொஞ்சம் நையாண்டி கலந்து எழுதினால் தான் ‘தலைவர்களுக்கு’ உரைக்கும். ஆங்கிலத்தில் Satire என்று கூறுவார்கள்.

  2. Rajesh Kumar Jain

    April 27, 2013 at 5:48 PM


    We all are facing one serious problem of Garbage. We all are contributors to this problem and blame local municipality as they are responsible to solve this problem. The garbage piles are taking shapes of mountains if you enter Delhi from Karnal side you can see those mountains, almost whole outskirts of Delhi or any metro city is being developed on such type of landfills. The future generations is going to occupy the land i.e our children.
    Have you ever thought how can we minimise this problem? Have you tried to take a note what is there in garbage? You will never have courage to stop near the garbage dump and like to have a closer look while passing near to it, because it stinks and is surrounded by flies, mosquitoes and harmful bacteria.
    But let me tell give you the idea. Industrial waste+ Institutional waste like Hospitals etc. They are controlled by regulatory bodies but the major contributor is house hold garbage, which is uncontrolled?
    Our house hold garbage consists of: Mainly Kitchen waste & polythene bags, plastics, metals, non metals, boxes and paper etc.
    The Mantra is

    (Except decomposing matter)

    WHY DISPOSE THAT PART OF GARBAGE EVERYDAY? Which is not troubling you as it is not stinking and will not decompose for years?
    Keep it separate!!
    Give to someone who is accepting and selling to those who recycling it.

    This will solve problems partially, without getting any help of Govt. nominated bodies, you are right, they will not help, and we help ourselves. It will not involve extra effort or money; no money will be generated at our end.

    Let municipality do the remaining job what is doing already, they will not have any objection to it.

    How we can do it ?

    Kitchen waste, which stinks within no time and you want to get rid of it as soon as possible, Go ahead! No one stops you………..
    Stop! Stop! Why are you mixing it with other wastes which are not troubling you as it is not stinking and will not decompose for years? WHY DISPOSE EVERYDAY?
    Why not keep it separate and collect it in a big jute bag to be kept in the rear of the house. Dispose when it is full by donating it to some rag pickers who makes his living out of it, at the same time reducing his effort and avoiding his exposure to unhealthy working conditions (I see mainly young girls or boys not even 13 in this category). But it will not be wise for him or for you to collect the smaller lots; it has to be considerable quantity so that next time he will come knocking at your door asking for the collection. I am very much against child labour or this type job and I do not promote it, our country is big and there are too many unemployed, however this will be temporary arrangement since there is no such agency so far which does collect this type of recyclable materials like in developed nations where you will be charged for the service.
    Our main culprit in our garbage dumps is polythene bags, plastics, metals, non metals, boxes and paper which is almost two third of the whole pile, it will be easy for the municipality to handle the rest of garbage efficiently.
    However if you are really ENVIRONMENTALIST then kitchen waste also no need to throw just like that you can convert it to VERMICOMPOST. Which is a very good fertilizer for your lawns or flowerpots?
    If his message can go to each and every house by NGO’s, Schools, colleges or by social networking
    It will do wonders and save lot of National wealth going down the drain or in landfills and creating Garbage Menace.
    The writer has been producing ‘Vermicompost’ from cow dung and Apple pomace on large scale Basis and is ready to provide any help in this sector for Public Interest.

    My own House model to save environment is as below:
    ( My house can be visited to demonstrate to enthusiastic. )

    • Total kitchen waste+ Garden waste I convert into vermi-compost, I have a pit of 2’x 8’ in my backyard (really it does not stink at all) the fertilizer is used for organic vegetables + lawns.
    • Plastics of all types + all others, I keep in a Jute bag to be disposed every fortnight, believe me it was a real help to our domestic helpers, who were reluctant to so in the beginning, but it is easy for them now, and to the rag picker too, who in kind keeps our area free from poly bags thrown by unknown persons, as we deliver him only on this condition.


    • Bath rooms+ kitchen+ rain water is collected in a tank which we use for kitchen garden and lawns by pumping.
    • I have separated toilet disposal to a septic tank and then to soak pit.

    • I have installed solar water heater , we explore all the possibilities to make use of this free heat
    • We use for bathrooms No geysers.
    • We use preheated water in kitchen.
    • We have washing machine with two water inlets hot and cold, hot one is connected to solar water heater.
    • We have LED and CFLs
    • We use Fans+ Air coolers for APR –MAY-JUNE
    • Air conditioners with their outer units are placed in shade and in well air circulated area so that maximum efficiency is obtained as compared to the one placed in the Sun or where air circulation is minimum.

    I have traditional fire place (Chullah) in backyard to take care of wood logs and very small paper and other non plastic materials, which can be recycled, but I am afraid that rag pickers will collect from us and throw at some other place, so to avoid that it is better to produce heat for domestic purposes like water heating etc as LPG is becoming costlier, may be it will save fraction of money , but more important is proper disposal. About ash being produced , we use again on our vegetables it has double action , it protects from pests as well as it acts as a fertilizer.


    • I have made my house using “VASTU” which makes best utilization of Sunlight and Air, hollow walls in South and west, maximum windows and doors in North and east, thus saving on Electricity on account of Light and air-conditioning as you will require very less.
    • It has health benefits, thus you save on medicals also.
    • I have planted Appox 50 fruit bearing trees and climbers in the south which gives you fruit as well protects you from harsh effects of SUN.
    • I have painted my house and roof top in white, so that minimum heat is absorbed from SUN, and is reflected outwards.
    • I am waiting for Photo Voltaic panels to be cheaper and efficient to clad my house from SOUTH/WEST and top to generate electricity for our use.


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