Overwhelming response at Grievances Redressal camp

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hindu logo Thursday, July 15, 1999

By Our Staff Reporter TUTICORIN ,July 14.

There was over – whelming response to the “on-the-spot grievances redressal camp “organised by the Tuticorin(rural)police at Madathur village on Sunday .

The Joint Superintendent of Police ((JSP) Mr. Sandeep Mittal said here on Wednesday that the grievances camps held in the sub-divisioin every month as per the active guidance of the Superintendent of Police ,Mr. Rajesh Das had enabled the police to have direct interaction with the people in the rural areas .

The villagers of Madathur highlighted a vital problem relating to the alleged pollution caused by a private chemical unit in the locality. According to them ,the industries had recently started discharging some waste material into the village land and the ‘adjoining water sources, affecting the corp and bovine stock, besides causing a ‘foul smell “.

They wanted immediate action to prevent the industry from dumping the harmful waste ‘ in their village . Mr. Mittal had assured the villagers that a competent expert would he asked to submit a report after conducting a study on the waste material discharge. The matter would then be referred to the District collector for follow up measures by the Pollution Control Board.

Village inmates present petitions at a Grievances redress Camp at Madathur village in Tuticorin dt.
Village inmates present petitions at a Grievances redress Camp at Madathur village in Tuticorin dt.

The students of the village submitted a memorandum to increase the frequency of the STC bus service from and to the village to enable them to go to school without much difficulty .

Responding to the plea of some villagers that the water taps installed by them directly from the main supply line should not be disturbed by the ,the JSP said the issue would be discussed with the Board authorities.

The police had also registered cases relating to cheating and assault. The JSP had told some other petitioners that the issue raised by them would be forwarded to the District Administration and the departments concerned for necessary action . Some of the petitioners were advised to seek legal remedy through courts on matters of civil nature.

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