One and a half years on, the dumping at Mandur continues. The villagers of Mandur are once again saying, enough is enough and are sitting in protest outside the dump - even as authorities ask for another eight months time.
One of the women told us, "We can't live with this smell. Any doctor we go to says we are sick because of the garbage and they can't do anything. We will not take anymore garbage."
Plans had been announced in the past for plants that would convert garbage to energy as well as strict segregation of waste at source which would reduce the amount going to the dump. The government says this time it really means it when it asks for just a few more months to sort things out.
Ramalinga Reddy, the minister-in-charge of Bangalore city told NDTV, "Now we have four projects...sanctioned. By these four projects, we can segregate more than 2000 metric tons of garbage. These projects need at least 7 to 8 months time...After that, definitely we won't send garbage to that area. I am very much concerned for those people."
But the villagers of Mandur are far from convinced.
Another man added, "If there is hell in the world, it is here in Mandur. We don't need to go anywhere to find hell."
The road to hell it seems is paved with Bangalore's garbage.
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