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Authorities remove 30,000 tons cattle waste in Dhaka

  • Published at 07:37 pm August 13th, 2019
File photo: A city worker cleans a street using a spray hose in Dhaka on second day of Eid, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Rajib Dhar/Dhaka tribune

People unhappy with city corporations for not clearing out cattle market areas

Dhaka North and South city corporation (DNCC, DSCC) authorities have removed 30,000 tons of animal waste produced on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. However, citizens have complained for not clearing out the cattle market areas.

DSCC removed 20,000 tons of waste until 10pm on Monday, said media reports quoting spokesman Uttam Kumar Roy.

City corporation workers, who were working round the clock during Eid-ul-Azha, were expected to remove 7,000 tons more of waste by Tuesday afternoon, reports Bangla Tribune citing media reports.

DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam said that the workers collected around 10,000 tons of animal waste accumulated in the areas under his city corporation until 2pm on Monday.

The DNCC workers had dumped 1,200 tons of waste materials at Aminbazar by the time, Atiqul said. 

However, some people have slammed the city corporations for not clearing out cattle waste where cattle markets were set up prior to the Eid, reports said.

Muslims in the capital began symbolic sacrifice of animals after Eid congregations on Monday morning.

A large number of people haphazardly slaughtered cattle on the main streets, alleys or on the premises of their houses.

It would take some time to remove all the waste in the city because residents defied the instruction to use the designated places for animal sacrifice, Atiqul said while launching the work to remove animal waste in Uttara.

The media reports also quoted DSCC Waste Management Officer Manjur Hossain as saying that the workers were facing difficulties in removing the animal waste.

DNCC designated 400 spots for cattle slaughtering besides making arrangements for animal sacrifice at 273 places. DSCC, meanwhile, designated 602 spots. 

DNCC deployed 2,400 workers for animal waste removal. As many as 1,435 workers were also assigned privately in that part of the city. DSCC tasked 5,241 workers with removing waste. Thousands of cleaners were also collecting waste from homes.