Noida: For the last five years, Noida has been winning the title of India's cleanest city under the category of 3 to 10 lakhs of population. To continue on the same lines, Noida Authority has invited Amar Chaudhry, a motivational speaker who has been talking about cleanliness in Indore for the last five years, to give a series of workshop to sanitation workers and officials. The workshop will start on March 31, 2022 from 11.30 am at Panchsheel Balak Inter College, Sector 91.
The workshop will be attended by 800 officials and sanitation workers of Noida Authority on March 31, 2022. On April 2, the Noida Authority has invited RWAs and other organisations at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra, Noida. Further, the workshop will be organised in institutes, hospitals, companies, colleges, and other organisations till April 15, 2022. The series of workshops might be extended if required.
To win in the Swachh Survekshan this year, Noida Authority is spreading awareness with the help of hoardings and balloons. Nukkad Natak have also been organised for the same.
However, on March 22, RWA of Sector 51, Noida raised the issue of the lack of sanitation services in the sector. Residents shared that sanitation
workers have been on strike because of some ongoing dispute with their contractors.
Sanjeev Kumar, Vice President, DD RWA says, “This is a good step by the Noida Authority. With the help of workshops, citizens will be made aware. But along with that, groundwork by the officials of the Noida Authority is a must.”
Rajiva Singh, President, NOFAA, says, “Such programs will help in creating a People's movement - Jan Andolan. People's involvement in making Noida the cleanest city of the country would play an important role. Changes in the ground level will be visible only when each and every person goes through a permanent behavioral shift.”
Rakhi Sinha, a resident of Sector 28, Noida, says, "Noida Authority’s awareness workshops under Swachhta Sarvekshan is a great initiative. Noida is a lot cleaner now. I recently tweeted pics of a dirty dry storm drain outside my ward’s gate and even on a Sunday, Noida Authority got it cleaned. However, there is still always scope for improvement.”
She adds, “Waste Segregation at source is still a challenge in several parts of Noida. Stormwater drains at many places have water and now we have mosquitoes. Littering is still a problem because I am not sure why but we do not have many dustbins in public places.”
KK Jain, General Secretary, FONRWA says, “It is a good step by Noida Authority. Noida Authority should release some funds for the RWAs so that they can also do these types of activities on their own.”