Is ‘Swachh Hyderabad’ failing to strike a chord?

GHMC lacks management perspective says city environmentalists
Is ‘Swachh Hyderabad’ failing to strike a chord?
Is ‘Swachh Hyderabad’ failing to strike a chord?
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With the upcoming GHMC polls in sight, the TRS Government is leaving no stone unturned to endear itself to its voters.

As part of the 'Swachh Hyderabad' campaign and with the aim of segregating dry and wet waste, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has distributed two dustbins in each and every house in the city.However, people using the service have reason to complain.

According to residents of Ameerpet, the GHMC has placed huge dumper bins for garbage collection in a congested area, and it is hardly ever cleaned. The accumulated garbage stinks and is a source of disease.

There are close to 600 people working in the mall near the dump yard. On an average, around 3000 to 5000 people pass through this area every day holding their noses due to the stench.

Rajesh (name changed on request), a 40-year-old manager at the mall told The News Minute, ''People also started abusing public spaces by using the place as toilets and dumping garbage. This is why a lot of our employees are falling sick because of the unbearable stink. 

''Why don't they shift it to some other place as this is a regular area for traffic movement, especially on weekends?

B.V. Subba Rao, a 62-year-old environmentalist from Hyderabad, told TNM, ''GHMC lacks management perspective. With every new commissioner, I submit a set of management plans. This time I am circulating the manifesto due to forthcoming elections.''

 The manager added, ''We are at the mercy of GHMC officials who haven't bothered till now, and it's strange that despite so many complaints and media reports they haven't taken any action till now. We are suffering from the past two years, at least now they should take some strict action against this.''

''Four of our employees viz. Dhamodhar, Baasha, Deepti and Geeta even got sick. They are suffering from diseases like diarrhea, malaria and high fever.''

A 25-year-old professional Mohit (name changed on request) who often visits the mall told TNM, ''This is not the first time I have seen this accumulated garbage. I try as much as possible to avoid this road, as I don't want to get sick because of the negligence of the GHMC officials. It's high time they took some action.''

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