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Civic sense, citizen sensibilities
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  Does the blame for our squalid streets lie with us or our city fathers' Metro asks some Calcuttans, and the conservancy boss.

Name: Pradyut Chakravarty

Occupation: Senior geologist, Geological Survey of India

Citizenspeak: “We all would like this city to be neat and clean, but where is the system for that' It is the job of the Corporation to monitor cleanliness on the streets. If they can’t do it, they should not collect civic taxes from you and me. The fact that Calcutta appears to still be in the Dark Ages is the fault of the civic authorities. How can they slap a fine for urinating on the streets if they don’t provide adequate public toilets'”

Rajib Deb (civic conservancy chief) replies: “Civic sense cannot be inculcated overnight and without punitive action, people will not mend their ways.”

 

 

 

 

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