“I really don’t know what we did. Why should all the garbage from Bangalore come to our doorstep? We weren’t asked, we were told that the dumping would be done for a week before they found a permanent place. Have you ever seen mango trees burnt down because of garbage, look here! There’s nothing we can grow now. We met our MLA but he said he’d do something, we are waiting.” Hanumanthappa told me as he took me for a walk in the midst of hundreds and thousands of tons of garbage that came from Bangalore and the dumping would be done while Bangalore slept peacefully, giving nightmares to the people of Mandur.

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