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Since 1st March, 1999
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Odour disorder from vat of discontent
Garbage lies uncleared in front of Behala’s Metropolitan College. Pictures by Kishor Roy Chowdhury

Pradeep Sarkar: There is a vat in our area in which a hotel-owner dumps all kinds of refuse, especially at night. The litter emits a stench that permeates the entire area. It has become very difficult for us to put up with this every day. Not only commuters, but students of a nearby school, too, have to bear the stench till conservancy men come and clear the vat. We have asked the hotel-owner to spread bleaching powder on the spot to check the smell but he is least bothered. Will you please do something'

I am aware of the problem that the vat is posing, as you have said. Every tax-paying citizen has the right to live in a clean atmosphere. I have already talked to the chairman of Borough XIV about this. He has assured me of early action. He will take up the matter with the hotel-owner. The vat will be cleaned daily, as it is done now.

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