Garbage fleet on doorstep
Jamshedpur: Adityapur Municipal Council is leaving no stone unturned to produce a clean picture in Swachh Survekshan 2018.
The civic body on Tuesday started door-to-door waste collection in areas under its command. As many as 32 garbage collection vehicles are doing rounds at every house from 8am to 11am in the densely-populated Adityapur and Gamharia in the neighbouring Seraikela-Kharsawan.
Adityapur Municipal Council chairperson Radha Shandil said a trial session of the waste collection drive was carried out a fortnight ago to study the response of the residents.
"We are charging Rs 30 to Rs 80 from each house depending on the amount of wastes generated. While majority of the residents are cooperating with us, some are reluctant to pay the amount," said Shandil.
He further said the waste collection drive was intended to improve Adityapur's ranking in the Swachh Survekshan that will be held in the industrial town sometime after January 20. Adityapur scored last in the state and 144 in the country at Swachh Survekshan 2017.
All the wastes collected from houses are being currently dumped along the Kharkai river near Ward 25.
"We have no other option but to dump the waste along the Kharkai river. We will stop once the proposed solid waste management project comes up in Jamshedpur," said a senior official of the civic body.
Several residents have applauded the initiative.
"We welcome the step taken by the civic body. We definitely feel relieved to see the filth and the stink vanish from our locality," said Sudhanshu Singh, a resident of Adityapur housing colony.