The dumping of municipal solid waste near the New Boat House complex at the Ooty Lake has troubled residents.
According to sources, when the authorities concerned initiated efforts to have the lake beautified and cleaned following the allotment of Rs. 4 crore by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, they had removed bushes on the side of the lake, which had opened up a new area for the residents to dump garbage.
As a result, the residents started dumping garbage in the area and the garbage straight entered the lake.
Not only garbage but also municipal sewage entered the lake, complained S. Jayachandran, joint secretary, Tamil Nadu Green Movement.
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