Samastipur: New preparations for cleanliness, city to be divided into three zones

In order to get a good rank in the cleanliness survey next year, the municipal corporation has started preparations with great preparations from now on. Now zone-wise cleaning will be done in the city. For this, the municipal area has been divided into three zones. Cleanliness work will be conducted through an outsourcing agency. One municipal officer will be deputed in each zone for monitoring. The tender has been invited through GeM on the approval of Municipal Administration for better management of waste and sanitation in Municipal Corporation (Upgraded Area).

For waste segregation, separate artificial compost peat will be made in all four directions of the city. With this, the work of management will also be done faster along with garbage collection. Two brand ambassadors have been made by the Municipal Corporation for the cleanliness survey 2022. They will make citizens aware of cleanliness and its importance.

Despite improving the situation by moving ahead in the cleanliness ranking, the city is far behind in cleanliness. Even after lakhs of efforts, the system of complete cleanliness could not be established in the city. For this, blaming the Municipal Corporation alone is being considered as a big reason to get away from it. Lakhs of rupees are spent every year on cleanliness. More or less the road is cleaned by the corporation, but the worst case is that some people do not deter the habit of spreading garbage everywhere.

The garbage is thrown on the roadside by the hotel operators and shopkeepers. According to the local people, the weak system of the corporation is the main reason behind this. The reason is that garbage gets accumulated in the house or hotels and the corporation’s vehicle does not arrive on time. The corporation administration says that by ignoring the rules, action will be taken against those who throw garbage on the road. A calling number has also been issued by the Municipal Corporation to the citizens for cleanliness complaints.

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is a student at the Centre for Chinese and South-east Asian Studies, JNU, New Delhi. He also works with Hasratein- a Delhi based queer collective. The current area of his academic interest lies in the study of the Chinese language and society.