Make Meena Bazaar ‘Swachh’ Again, Say Deoghar’s Vegetable Vendors
Vegetable vendors of Deoghar's sabzi mandi Meena Bazaar have long been troubled by the apathy of the municipal corporation. They feel the authority is quick to collect taxes from the locals, but does not provide infrastructure and cleanliness.
The vegetable market brings a huge amount of revenue annually, yet, as the vendors say, they are getting nothing in return.
Visitors and vendors of Meena Bazaar were in consensus about the condition of the market. On my visit, I too could see what I had heard from others – piles of vegetable waste, muddy ground, and dingy passages.
Vendors were also promised a garbage dump but a year has passed since.
Now, instead of being ‘swacch’, Meena Bazaar is choked with waste. It breeds disease.
When Will the Authorities Take Notice?
The vegetable-sellers have written to the municipal corporation as well, but in vain.
Without a sewage line, no provision for cleaning, and no provision for drinking water, Meena Bazaar’s vendors feel Deoghar Municipal Corporation is only concerned with collecting taxes.
“The corporation says the work they do is top-notch. They are first to do surveys, etc, but after that they are blind to the situation and the filth,” he adds.
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