Wayanad, the district in Kerala bordering Coorg was declared a “No Plastic Zone” recently. Now it seems the Garbage collected from across the border is being dumped in Coorg.
Wildlife Sanctuary & Reserve forest along the Virajpet – Makutta road are turning out to be a dumping ground for waste which seems to be originating from the district of Wayanad in Kerala. The state highway which is highly used by vehicles from Kerala cuts through Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary & Makkuta Reserve forest in Coorg. Both areas are pristine rainforest’s. One can notice bags of garbage dumped next to the roads. It is suspected that goods vehicles from across the broder are bringing in the garbage and dumping it along the road.
It has been alleged by the villagers in the nearby areas that forest officials, police and the officers posted at the Makkuta check post are not properly checking the vehicles entering into Coorg through the border in Kerala.