Doctors 'cure' Papanasha kere pollution

Doctors and Bidar CMC officials did ‘shramadhana’ to clean up the Papanasha kere on Tuesday of solid waste and bushes around the lake for more than four hours, as part of their cleanliness drive.

It has become a fashion for people to blame the CMC officials for the garbage mess created. But, the people themselves seldom take responsibility to maintain cleanliness in and around their neighbourhood. For the last two months the CMC officials have been creating awareness among the citizens to bifurcate wet waste from solid waste , before handing over the same separately to the civic workers who come to their door steps every morning. However, hardly any home in the city are doing this.

To spread a message that cleanliness around our house is our responsibility, the doctors took up the cleanliness drive. The efforts of the team of doctors were well appreciated.

The Papanasha Kare, which is one of the beautiful lakes in Bidar, off late has been loosing its sheen thanks to few people, who are throwing solid waste into it. People had also thrown pooja ingredients after the recently concluded Mahanavami, which had polluted entire lake.

Majority of doctors, who walk on the banks of the lake in the mornings, were upset over the pollution and decided to clean up the lake. They also requested the CMC officials and elected representatives to take part in the cleanliness drive. However, apart from the CMC officials no one else joined them.

The senior doctors and CMC officials arrived at the lake, with safety gears on. at around 7:00 am and started removing the solid waste for almost four hours. They removed plastic covers, flowers, papers and other wastes.

Later the CMC officials with the help of a tractor took away the waste collected from the lake and disposed off the same on the outskirts of the city.

Doctors Vinodh Savalagi, Anand Jabshetty, Sanjeev Biradar, Basavaraj Madaki, and students of Bidar Medical Science Institute and others participated in the programme. CMC In-charge President Shalini Chinthamani, Environment Engineer Ravindra K, and others were present.
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