Smile You Are on CCTV? Citizens still Dump Garbage In spite of Warning Sign
Smile You Are on CCTV? Citizens still Dump Garbage In spite of Warning Sign. Even though a warning sign has been put up saying that CCTV are installed to check on people dumping garbage, but ignorant people have been still throwing garbage right in front of the sign, posted near City Light Building on Balmatta Road/Hampankatta-Mangaluru, and best part is that the Anti Pollution Drive Foundation Office is located in that building?
Mangaluru: Yes, Mangaluru, known as the ‘Smart City’ seems now like a ‘Stench City’?, where even though lots of efforts have been put up by district administration, Mangaluru City Corporation, and a bunch of NGO’s, including Ramakrishna Mission (with their Swachh Mangaluru Abhiyan), but there is still heaps of garbage all around the City- and if you don’t believe me, take a ride early morning and you will see the pathetic condition in the heart of the City (Hampankatta/Market Road etc). And the city nor the district administration nor the police have done nothing to weed out offenders and impose penalties on them.
In the meantime, citizens still strew waste on the streets without being oblivious to the garbage build up, in spite of various announcements and warning signs posted everywhere.
Despite this, the garbage menace has not stopped. You can see garbage piled up in front of the warning sign, and the latest example is the sign posted in front of City Light Building, with an effort to stop people from dumping garbage- but all in vain. Even though MCC and NGO’s have taken preventive measure to check littering, open defecation and urination, spotting and marking prominent dumping spots in various wards, none have taken the step in imposing fines on offenders. Only then, Swachh Mangaluru will be successful.
The civic authority has, several times, announced that a hefty penalty would be levied on owners who dump garbage around their residence or their vacant property. Authorities have even warned that if the owners don’t clean up their sites, the MCC would and pass on the expenditure to them. However, no action has been taken and nothing has changed. MCC officials claim that tracing the owners is a Herculean task. Many times, the owner would have settled abroad and they are unable to trace them. To make matters worse, these garbage-filled sites are potentially more dangerous than the black spots on street corners or the roadside. The garbage is contained in a specific area and ends up serving as a fostering ground for rodents, snakes, mosquitoes and stray dogs.
So what would be a right solution other than slapping penalty for dumping garbage- They should plan in preventing littering and defecation/urination in public; undertake educative measures for the placement of suitable signage, and selecting and earmarking proper garbage dumping points. Just by putting warning signs and keeping quite will not solve the problem. Even if CCTV captures the persons dumping garbage who will take the responsibility to catch the culprit. Garbage problem still haunts the City- and it’s true and will be a long time before Citizens use their common sense NOT to litter wherever they want to.