Dirt piles up in Puri as sweepers go on strike
Wednesday, 17th February 2010
Cleaning workers have deposited garbage on the main street of Orissa's pilgrim city of Puri, protesting against the local civic authorities turning down their demand for a salary hike.
Heaps of garbage, comprising house waste and filth, littered the streets of the temple town, some 56 km from here. Experts say this may trigger health problems among residents and tourists, if not cleared soon.
The city has about 800 temporary and permanent cleaning workers who are employed by the city's Municipality.
Publication : Deccan Herald