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Clean sweep in Indira Nagar

joining hands: Residents of First Cross Street, Second Cross Street and Fifth Cross Street recently replaced six broken bins in the area. Photo: M. Karunakaran   | Photo Credit: M. Karunakaran

It was 7 a.m. on Sunday. A group of residents in Indira Nagar had assembled at the park in Fourth Cross Street. No, not for a morning work. Not for yoga either. They were there to make Indira Nagar clean and beautiful. There were there, wearing gloves, and animatedly discussing how they should go about the task. And then, they dispersed to various streets and supervised the work of the conservancy workers.

We caught up with some of them. “We should get into the habit of segregating waste into degradable and non-degradable at the household, which is the source of generation. This will prevent the bins from overflowing,” says Suresh Ramasubramaniam.

These volunteers tell the other residents they should educate their domestic helpers that garbage should be properly thrown into the bin.

“There is no point in blaming the Corporation officials alone. We need to do our bit. We should also take up the responsibility and work towards keeping our streets clean,” says N. Chandrasekaran. We don’t expect the residents to clean the streets manually but only to supervise the conservancy workers and ensure they do a thorough job, say a few women.

R. Muralidharan wants more residents to join the movement. Because, togetherness always achieves more. “As of now, residents of First Cross Street, Second Cross Street and Fifth Cross Street seem to be active and badly want a clean neighbourhood. Recently, we replaced six broken bins,” says Muralidharan.

Those interested in joining these neighbours of yours and create a beautiful neighbourhood may call N. Chandrasekaran at 98400 45067 or R. Muralidharan at 99400 73099 or Suresh Ramasubramaniam at 98402 23820.

Residents can come up with ideas and suggestions and take up the responsibility of improving conditions in their respective streets.

Also, a meet will be organised for women residents of Indira Nagar on December 2 at Indira Nagar Women’s Association. Time: 11 a.m.

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