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VMC to Enlist NGOs' Support for Garbage Clearance

People asked to dump daily garbage in dumper bins instead of leaving it on the roadside

Published: 13th July 2015 06:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2015 06:19 AM   |  A+A-

Garbage Clearance

VIJAYAWADA: With the strike by contract sanitation workers entering second day on Sunday and streets in the city starting to stink, the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) is gearing up to tackle the garbage problem.

VMC commissioner G Veerapandian decided to rope in NGOs and residential welfare associations for the purpose. The commissioner, who visited different areas and streets including Kaleswara Rao Market, BRP Road, Kothapeta, Chittinagar, Kedareswarapeta, Rythu Bazaar, Mango Market, Hanumanpet, Krishna Lanka, Rajiv Gandhi Vegetable Wholesale Market, wants NGOs and residential welfare associations to chip in for creating awareness among people about cleanliness and better sanitation. At the same time, he wanted them to ensure that environs are kept clean.

Observing that at Rajiv Gandhi Vegetable Wholesale Market, vegetable waste is being thrown out on the roads in heaps, he held a meeting with market officials and also with owners of various shopping complexes and commercial establishments. He asked them to arrange vehicles to transport the waste produced in their establishments to dumping yards and any violation in this regard will be viewed seriously and action will be initiated under the public health act.  He directed the officials to educate the people about the strike by the sanitation wing of the civic body and ask the people put their garbage covers in nearby garbage dumper bin instead of on the roadside for the garbage collector to pick them, as has been the practice till date. The VMC also decided to recall personnel of the sanitation wing deputed to other departments to weather the crisis.

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