Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Monday organised an event to make people understand about various civic issues and effective ways to address it. They also collaborated with Radisson Hotel in Udyog Vihar to clean up garbage under a sanitation drive in front of the toll at Phase 3.
The drive was started on June 1 and it will continue till June 18. According to the Senior Sanitation Inspector, Rishi Malik, “We want to encourage people to use twin dustbins. We are also going to create awareness for the segregation of waste.”
He added, “We want to create awareness among the residents not to burn the waste or leaves. The public should use eco-friendly transportation modes. We will also make the residents aware about the importance of zero-waste.”
Malik informed that they are going to make sure that the societies will use energy efficient light bulbs and see to it that there are decentralised compost plants in gated societies as well as at household levels. “This drive will need involvement of all the residents as nothing is possible without their support. We will seek support from all the residents of the various societies, councillors, committees of wards, school students and other people as well,” he said.
“We will also make sure that the roads are cleaned. We will give PPEs (personal protective equipments) to residents for picking up garbage from the parks. We will penalise the people for burning of the waste including horticultural waste. Our plan also includes beautification of the places with the help of plantation,” he added.
According to Bhim Singh, who is a resident and also the RWA president for sector 22, “I hope the MCG can do more of such work so that all sort of pollution can be contained. We will cooperate with the MCG in the initiative so that we can live in a pollution free city. A lot of work has to be done and we will make sure that our RWA and other RWAs will also do their duties so that we can get free from air pollution.”
Aman Chawla, a resident of Sector 92 said, “Air Pollution is more related to our health, future, life and survival. We are running diesel vehicles and we are burning stubble and garbage. In my opinion, this campaign is just a formality by the MCG. The 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan' was also a formality.”
“In reality, there are so many different departments in Gurugram like MCG, GMDA, ULB, HSVP, PWD etc. They all blame each other when asked about the civic issues. I am telling this from my personal experience. I have tried everything. According to me, there is no permanent solution,” he added.