College students wield brooms to rid KR Market of trash

College students wield brooms to rid KR Market of trash

Drive lasted for three hours, 980 students took part

College students wield brooms to rid KR Market of trash

Students of Sri Krishna PU and Degree College, ITI Layout, on Monday, embarked on a mission to clean up the KR Market premises. 

Around 980 students removed the piled-up garbage scattered in and around the Market as a part of the intensive cleaning programme conducted by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Their hardwork paid off as at the end of three hours of cleaning, they managed to collect four truckloads of wet and dry waste.

Hemantha R K Naidu, II PU student said, “I think youngsters should be involved in such type of activities often as it makes them aware about the condition of existing markets in the city. It was a great learning experience for me and am keen to take part in such initiatives in future.”

Despite the efforts put in by the volunteers, the condition will continue to remain the same, according to Divya C, first year BCom student. She said, “This is because the traders do not follow the waste segregation effectively and they throw fruit peels, rotten vegetables, dry flowers and other trash as they want. Training them through workshops is the need of the hour.”

Meanwhile, Mayor Satyanarayana insisted that apart from KR Market, other markets and busy junctions of City also need to be cleaned. This is the third week in a row that a cleaning drive has been taken up in KR Market.

“In each ward such programmes should be conducted and it is Palike officers’ duty to maintain cleanliness in their areas. Cleaning roadside drains, maintaining neatness on footpaths and removal of construction and other debris at all the prominent roads, falling under eight Palike Zones, should be done regularly by Palike officers,” Satyanarayana said.

“I have instructed the Joint Commissioners to undertake the above activities every Saturday by conducting cleaning programmes,” he added.