Four villages nearby Gangtok, the Capital city of Sikkim (Lower Martam, 14th Mile, Nimtar and Mangthang), are facing serious health problems due to the unregulated dumping of municipal waste from the nearby Gangtok town and other areas of the state. The incorrect way of dumping municipal waste has created stinking smell in the area. This has created a breeding ground for worm, mosquitos, and house flies and in the area. Beside this, the toxics emerged from these wastes is a major cause of serious health problems. Local residents alleged that the diseases like lung cancer, TB, MDR, diarrhea, skin infections, allergy and many other ailments have increased among the local population. The people also said cases of TB have risen in the area along with other life-threatening diseases.