Gandhi Jayanti: Residents to take up garbage cleaning

By holding the cleaning drive at all roadside segregation points, the residents of Hoodi will channelise their anger against the BBMP's apathy in a positive way.

Residents of Hoodi ward in Mahadevapura have decided to mark this Gandhi Jayanthi in a unique way.

Implementing Gandhiji's principle of being the change they want, the residents would hold an awareness-cum-cleaning drive in the ward to remove mounds of garbage lying about in the area.

Piling garbage has been a major problem in the ward, with the BBMP virtually turning its back on the issue.

Waste segregation centres have popped up along the roadside, much to the chagrin of those living in apartment complexes and individual houses. Parents of school-goers are concerned about their health.

The secondary segregation of garbage is being done on the roadside since the BBMP has not designated a space for the task.

By holding the cleaning drive at all roadside segregation points, the residents of Hoodi will channelise their anger against the BBMP's apathy in a positive way.

"These segregation points are closer to our apartment. Hundreds of schoolchildren waiting outside for their buses bear the stench. The odour spreads up to 100 metres," said Manjunath B, who resides in an apartment.

He said a segregation point has come up very close to a government school in Hoodi. "I see children from the school clamping their fingers to their noses while passing through the garbage point to their school," he said.

The residents' association here has written to newly elected Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun about the issue. They say she has assured swift action.

BBMP health inspector Seshagiri said a decision on the garbage issue will be made after consultations with the mayor.

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