For the better management of Municipal Solid Waste, Punjab Government has divided the whole state into seven clusters. M/s IL&FS was appointed as consultant for looking after of all Municipal solid waste of Punjab. The Jalandhar region is among one of the cluster. This region contains 26 municipal committees including Municipal Corporation Jalandhar. The common facility to treat municipal waste from all municipalities was proposed to install at Jamsher village. The area selected in the village is about 15 acres of land near the diary firms in the Jamsher village. The proposed facility was going to be established through Public-Private-Participations mode. .
In September, 2011 when a public hearing on the proposed municipal solid waste management project conducted, the residents objected the project. They mainly objected for two main issues. Firstly, the plant is proposed in the densely populated areas which are not permitted in the municipal solid wastes management and handling rules. Secondly the area is already polluted because of the Jamsher drain and the sewerage treatment plant at nearby Pholriwal. .
The Municipal Corporation had served notices to dairy farmhouses in the locality to evict the dairies to start work for the plant. The corporation also faced opposition from the sweepers because they are afraid that they would lose their jobs, if the system is introduced. The group has been holding demonstrations against the state government. Above all, the residents of about nine villages adjacent to the proposed Jamsher plant had severely opposed the project. They even threatened that they will commit suicide or self-immolation, if the project was implemented .