Nagpur: The data collected by the SWM department of NMC during the cleaning of roads has revealed that the roads in the Dharampeth area are the dirtiest streets in the city.
According to the data compiled by the Solid Waste Management (SWM) department, about 93.92 metric tonnes (MT) of garbage was collected from the roads under the Dharampeth area from January 17 to January 23. There are limited markets and commercial spaces in this area. One of the busiest areas of the city, the amount of garbage found on the roads in the zone of Dharampeth, highlights the fact that people lack civic sense when it comes to keeping their areas clean.
The zone is followed by the Gandhibagh zone, Including some commercial areas like Chitnis Park, Mahal, etc. In the last around seven days, around 92.54MT of garbage mostly dry waste has been collected from there.
Sources said that this shows that the people and shopkeepers living in these areas are quite careless about keeping the roads garbage free.
Swachh Bharat Survey
The roads falling under the area of Nehru Nagar also present a very dirty picture, Because in the last about seven days, up to 79.66MT of garbage was lifted from its roads.
Sources have also told that in the last Swachh Survekshan result, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) had scored less because of unclean roads. For this reason, it should be ensured that city streets, most notably those crossing commercial areas, It should be cleaned almost twice a day.
Citizen activists have lauded the Nagpur Municipal Corporation for recording the individual details of the generators of the waste. He has said that this is definitely a step towards keeping the streets of the city clean.
Sources have said that if the civic body does not improve its monitoring at all, Then the ranking of the city in the Swachh Bharat survey may fall even further. Nagpur had slipped to 23rd place from about 18th place last year. The Swachh Survekshan team can also start inspection of about 100 cities in the middle of the month of February.