The lake of trash | குப்பை ஏரி

by Hasarel Gallage

Neduththeevu Vadichchal has turned from a lake to a garbage dumping site. The Vadichchal which was constructed to regulate the fluctuating water levels of the sea has become a source of pollution and disease. The site has also become a condusive space for the propagation of dengue. The villagers seem to neglect the environmental and health risks they create by carelessly dumping garbage to the Vadichchal.

Mohammed Raseem, a young mobile storyteller trained under the "Mobile Storytelling" program launched by SDJF in collaboration with iVoice and Neelan Thiruchelvam Trust (NTT) wants the authorities as well as the public to look into this matter and do the justice to the community.