Residents also suggested ways to improve the existing door to door to the garbage collection system in the city.
A workshop on solid waste management and rainwater harvesting was organised by the Noida Industrial Development Authority on Saturday at the community centre of Sector 19, to sensitise residents for a contribution towards cleanliness of the city.
On the occassion, a city-based NGO, Adarsh Sewa Samiti, shared knowledge with the residents on managing household and other waste into their sectors. During the workshop, residents were educated about the benefits of managing solid waste and rainwater harvesting, which helps in recharging groundwater level.
Residents suggested ways to improve the existing door to door garbage collection system in the city. They also complained about the irregular service of waste collection vehicles. They alleged, at times the vehicles do not come regularly for collection of waste from houses.
They demanded to increase the frequency of such vehicles. "The number of vehicles should be increased to avoid irregular services. There are houses beside the narrow lanes on which vehicles canott ply. For such houses, e-rickshaws should also be deployed for picking waste from houses as they can easily move on the narrow lanes."
Residents also complained of sweepers' rude behaviour. As a result, the officials assured the residents that appropriate action will be taken against such sweepers. They also instructed the garbage collection agency to improve its services.
Around 50 residents including officer bearers -S S Rana, President of RWA Sector 19; Laxmi Narain, General Secretary; Ram Kumar Sharma, Treasurer; R C Gupta and O P Sharma, Vice Presidents; Virender Gupta and R P Maheshwari, Joint Secretaries; Rohit Srivastav, Assistant Treasurer; N C Varun, Sunil Diwan, Krishna Sharma, Savita Mehta, B S Verma, Sudhir Porwal, Sudhir Nigam, Rajesh Gulati, and IS Gupta- were present for the workshop. It concluded with taking oath in which residents vowed to contribute for clean and green city.