The HSR Layout residents and their Corporator Latha Narasimhamurthy are going all out to make their layout clean and garbage-free. They had launched a campaign recently to create awareness about waste segregation in Agara Village and HSR Layout 4th Sector. The campaign emphasized the need for separating wet and dry kitchen wastes and putting them in two different bins (red and green) and handing them over to garbage collectors.
BBMP has already supplied 1,000 red bins and 1,000 green bins to ward No 174, each of which has a capacity to carry two to three kg of waste. Most of the residents in Agara Village have received the bins and are using them, but the residents in Sector 4 say that they have received only about 50 bins.However, here is the big question: Will the residents use these bins in an effective way even after receiving these dustbins? To this, the Corporator Latha Narasimhamurthy said, “We are not distributing these waste bins just because they come free. We are making people aware of the waste management system and its uses during the door-to-door distribution. We also collect data like the names of the residents, their phone numbers and addresses. This helps us keep track of the waste disposal.”
She also said, “We thought that since Sector 4 is a small area, we will cover the whole sector by distributing waste bins and make it a modal sector. But now we are facing difficulties. Volunteers are very few and many houses will be closed and some won’t open their doors at all. So we have now decided to distribute them in 7th Sector since they too require them.”
By -Punnyavathi Gouli S, Source Dainik Jagran CityPlus