Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) finds a more unique way to deal with the people not cooperating in making colonies free from littering. The sanitary team of the civic body, for the first time, held a protest outside the apartments recently where the residents found avoiding dispensation of trash to garbage collection teams.
The team of sanitary members led by senior officials, gathered before the apartments at Attapur area and started raising slogans as an awakening call to people avoiding dispensation of trash to garbage collection teams visiting the colony.
“Sanitary staff toiling hard every day to cart away the garbage on time by door-to-door campaign as part of its letter free movement so as to avoid any post cut-off time piling of trash on the roads and streets in the colonies. However, few people in colonies and apartments are avoiding dispensation of trash to garbage collection teams thereby contributing to littering in the localities,” blame Anjaneyulu, License Officer and Incharge AMOH, GHMC Rajendranagar.
After finding that repeated requests of careful and regular dispensation of garbage to the collection team yielded no result, he said, we decided to hold a protest before the apartments where people were found recalcitrant.
“We gathered before a few identified apartments in the Attapur area on Friday and raised slogans like “Kachera Auto Wale Ko Dena Hae Dena Hae and (garbage) Drum Andar Rakhna Hae Rakhna Hae” through a loudspeaker. This way we have tried to make people realise the importance of setting their home and colony in order,” he asserted.
However, residents in several areas in Rajendranagar continue to complain about the whimsical attitude of the garbage collection teams that often fails to visit houses for trash collection on a regular basis and often found demanding more money than the fixed amount.
“Garbage collection teams are seldom visiting the houses in the colony and are often asking for more money than the fixed amount. Most of the time, they were seen shaking-off the locality simply after attending one or two streets in the colony. While the GHMC removed open dumping yards in the colonies, they should ensure regular collection of the trash by door-to-door campaign before questioning the residents,” argued Syed Shoukat Ali, A senior resident of Shastripuram Colony, under Rajendranagar.