PUDUCHERRY: Pulling up Swachatha Corporation (SWC), the Bengaluru-based private agency, entrusted with the task of clearing garbage in the Union Territory, Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Tuesday directed the agency to press into service adequate manpower and vehicles.
During a meeting with the Municipality representatives, Local Administration secretary G Ragesh Chandra, Local Administration director Rudra Goud at the Chief Minister’s Chamber, Rangasamy questioned the SWC with regard to the garbage remaining uncleared.
The SWC had cited the difficulties posed by rain and damaged roads in dumping the cleared rubbish.
The officials said they had addressed the problem by laying a tar road to the dumpyard at Kurumbapet from Vazhudavur Road. Besides, concrete roads have been laid in the dumpyard.
The SWC assured the Chief Minister of enhancing the manpower and vehicles so that all garbage would be cleared.
The collection and transport of garbage in the municipalities of Puducherry and Oulgaret and parts of Villinoor and Ariankuppam commune panchayats was awarded to Swachatha Corporation after a memorandum of understanding was signed on May 20.
The SWC began work in September and engaged vehicles. However, there was deficiency in their collection as garbage accumulated and the situation grew worse during rains. Objections were raised by various leaders and the public.