Kottayam: The cleanliness drive taking place has given the miss to the Nagampadam ground that has become a virtual waste dumping site these days.
Tonnes of waste have been dumped on the sides of the ground where Kurian Uthup road and the Railway Station road merge . Since the past one year, waste from the corporation is being dumped here.
When waste gets piled up at one spot, pits are dug to dispose it off. The same site is dug again, only to unearth waste that includes plastic. Occassionally, they are set ablaze. Last month, one such fire spread, and fire fighters had to be summoned to put it off. Almost eight canopy trees that sheltered the ground from the scorching heat on hot summer days almost died in the fire.
The waste that is dumped here includes those from restaurants too. It is alleged that even waste from toilets find its way to the ground. This has given rise to stray dog menace as well.