Staff Reporter

Mulls introduction of door-to-door collection of garbage Mulls door-to-door collection of garbage

Residents will have to keep two dustbins, one each for degradable and non-degradable wasteCorporation to provide dustbins to BPL families free of costEach worker engaged by the corporation will be given a tri-cycle to college the garbage The drive will be taken up in all divisions in a phased manner

NELLORE: The Municipal Corporation of Nellore (MCN) has decided to pick up garbage at the doorstep with a view to improving sanitation in the city.

Mayor P. Sailaja Reddy told newsmen on Wednesday that the corporation would make arrangements to collect domestic garbage daily at the doorstep of residents. "We will ask all residents to keep two dustbins, one each for degradable and non-degradable waste. And the corporation staff will pick them up each day," she said.

Ms. Sailaja Reddy said each corporation worker would be provided with a tricycle to collect the garbage. They would have to dispose it of at the centralised iron container from where the MCN would transport it to the dump yard.

Awareness programmes

To begin with, the programme would be taken up in one or two select divisions. It would be introduced later in all divisions in a phased manner. Prior to that, the corporation staff would conduct awareness programme to educate public on the new programme.

The Mayor said two dustbins would be provided to BPL families free of cost while others would have to make arrangements at their own expense.

Medical camps

Each household, however, should pay a nominal charge of Rs. 5 to Rs. 10 towards meeting the expenses of the programme.

The corporation would conduct medical camps to treat suspected chikun gunya cases in the city. With the survey conducted by the Indian Medial Association indicating that several people were down with the disease in Santhapeta area, medical care would be provided at the affected localities, the Mayor said.

Municipal Commissioner Imam Mohuddin was also present.