Indore: ‘Garbage segregation at source’ to help retain cleanest city tag

Indore: Citizens of the cleanest city be aware! Action will be taken against people found spitting in public places from December 25. “We request people not to spit on roads and dividers. Action will be taken against anybody found spitting on the road or other public places,” said mayor Malini Gaud while addressing a talk show at Hotel Lemon Tree.

The talk show was attended by around 300 representatives of 85 rahwashi sanghs (resident welfare associations).

The mayor stated that everybody is toiling hard to ensure that the city remains neat, clean and hygienic. “We will not allow a handful of people spoil hard work of so many people. If anybody is found spitting in open and making city untidy, they will have to face music,” Gaud said. Gaud said that this time segregation of garbage at source would help the city clinch cleanest city tag.

“Last time, the door-to-door garbage collection initiative helped in clinching cleanest city tag and this time segregation of municipal waste at source will play the key,” said she. The mayor said that the competition would be tougher this year as more than 4,000 cities are participating in the Swachh Survey-2018.

“In Swachh Survey-2017, we had laid main focus on collection of garbage from door to door. For survey-2018, our target was to ensure segregation of garbage at source. People collect wet and dry waste in separate dustbins before IMC vehicles would come to lift them up,” Gaud said. She also stated that the IMC encouraged installation of composting units at schools, hostels, hotels, apartments etc for treating wet waste.

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