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More people join protest against Noida dumping yard

NOIDA: In a bid to protect the residents of Noida more people joined the protest against the dumping yard in Sector 123. They blamed Noida Authority for violating the rules by building a landfill site in a residential area.

Residents are also planning to file a petition in the Supreme Court and approach the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

"Apart from the protest, we are also working on plan B. First, we will approach the NGT because the Noida Authority has misinformed it about the dump yard. After that, will file a petition in Supreme Court," said a protester.

Dumping Yard is totally illegal as the Noida authority has violated all the laws of NGT provided for building a Dumping Yard or landfill.

The Dumping Yard will be a bane for the people living in the nearby villages and societies. To save people from the forthcoming epidemic, this mass protest is mandatory," said Rampat Yadav, a resident.

Adding to his statement, Madan Chauhan an ex-minister said that the place is very near to the banks of Hindon river which already contaminated and this project will worsen the condition of the holy river.

Moreover, the air of the surroundings will also be contaminated as many lethal and toxic components like methane, carbon dioxide etc.

This 25 acres of land will contaminate more than 1,000 acres of residential land. The landfill will only give incurable diseases and an inhabitable environment.

Recently, the NGT had issued an interim order directing the Noida Authority to immediately stop dumping waste at a forest land located in Sector 54.

Following the order, a dumping ground is being built at Sector 123. Locals claim that the site is just only the 176 metres away from the residential area, which will create health issues in near future.

Second, the Hindon Air Force Station is only at an aerial distance of 12 Km from the site while the dumping yard is permissible only after 20 km.

Earlier, police had arrested several protesters, who were released on bail later.

Section 144 was also imposed to stop the gathering at the controversial site, but the people defied the police order and staged a huge protest.

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