As a part of the initiative, three garbage bins will be provided to each household in all the ULBs so that the waste is segregated right at the source.
The mountains of garbage in the waste transfer station along the Pallavaram-Thoraipakkam Radial Road were causing severe health issues to commuters and residents nearby.
Like-minded nature conservationists from the area began a 52-week challenge on April 11 and have been cleaning the polluted lake ever since.
She directed the GHMC officials to clear the garbage and warned of strict action against erring staff of GHMC’s health and sanitation wing.
The resident alleged that the area has become a hub for stray dogs and scavengers besides being infested with mosquitoes, insects and worms.
According to denizens, though the situation has been the same for quite some time now, the authorities have not taken any steps to find a permanent solution for the menace.
Think too of the millions of aluminium coated packets of chips, and crisps, khatta meetha mixtures and chivda.
Removal of garbage bins in city leaves sanitation workers to pick up decaying, putrid waste with their bare hands
According to the GHMC, soon garbage will be lifted twice-thrice a day, instead of once in the morning.
With frequent fires posing a threat at the Brahmapuram waste treatment plant, the Kochi corporation is gearing up to remove nearly five lakh cubic metres of legacy waste from the site.
Piles of garbage dumped in public places and empty plots are becoming more rampant in city limits in the last few months.
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Everything has changed for Perambai villagers in the past decade ever since a garbage dumpyard was shifted to an empty land near their houses.
However, no action has been taken. “I have seen a local panchayat vehicle dumping heaps of garbage in broad daylight. They later burn it.
Speaking to Express, Commissioner S Parthasarathi said that despite collecting waste from the city three times a day, a few have been dumping waste in the open.