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ANI (2004.10.04): Sweepers strike turns Dehradun into a waste dump

Dehradun, October 04, 2004 3:41:51 PM IST

(ANI) Sweepers in Dehradun have been on strike for the past 10 days. leaving the capital of Uttaranchal without an effective waste disposal system.

So hazardous has the situation become, that the state administration has ordered the state police to chip in and clean the city’s streets.

The striking sweepers are reportedly demanding the recruitment of more staff, even as the city is bursting at its seams with filth and squalor. [more]