- Ankit Roy , Mohammad Basher , Kushagra Saxena , Kartikey Dixit , Anubhav Mishra
We may have entered into the modern age but when it comes to waste management,we still lack the basic sense of waste management and segregation.
It has been observed that the vicinity of dustbins is often very unhygienic and littered with household waste.This makes the dustbins unapproachable and the people tend to throw the waste from a distance which further increases the uncleanliness.
The authority does not have a appropriate system for sensing or getting notified when dustbins are about to overflow.
Manual segregation done by labor may cause health hazards and requires huge man power but still the main purpose of segregation of waste remains unresolved.
A college boy(Rohan,20 years) is coming from his house to go to his college in the morning.On the way he sees that the garbage is spread here and there on the lane near his house and the dustbin is in a overflow state and there is no segregation of waste.On moving further he finds that the large dustbins on the roads are not covered and dogs,cows etc are feeding on that and scattering the garbage on road.He thought that this harms the life of animal.Then on proceeding further he senses an unoffendable smell of rotten eggs,on observing carefully he found that the hotels and restaurants have disposed their leftover food nearby.On reaching his college he feels a completely different environment with proper disposal of waste,clean roads,clean and well maintained bins.This scene creates an urgent need of a change in his mind.
1.Do you face this problem?
Ans.Yes, I felt this problem in my locality. Most of the garbage collectors are not committed to their job.
2.How has this problem affected the people of your locality and it's general cleanliness?
Ans. The garbage collectors dump the trash nearby and then burn it rather than taking it to a proper dumping area. This causes serious breathing problems to the locals.
3. Who is responsible for this?
Ans. Municipal corporation should look into it and check whether the garbage bins are overflowing or not and the locals are also partially responsible for this.
4. How does the society suffer?
Ans. Eutrophication of nearby water ponds. General uncleanliness . The wind scatters the waste on roads and near houses.
5. What has the locals done to solve the problem?
Ans. No one takes the responsibility.People don't reach out to the municipality and the ones who reach out,do not get any response from the municipal corporation.
This is an interview of Dr. Soni Joseph.