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Corpn. removes 150 tonnes of garbage during mass cleaning

Garbage being removed from a street in Zone II in Erode Corporation limit on Sunday.

Garbage being removed from a street in Zone II in Erode Corporation limit on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: Handout_e_mail

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Drive carried out in Wards 15 to 30; fine to be levied for dumping at open places

The Corporation carried out a mass cleaning drive at Zone II in the city and removed 150 tonnes of garbage on Sunday.

There are 60 wards in the Corporation limits in which about 250 tonnes of municipal solid waste is generated every day.

Earlier, the garbage was taken to the dumping yards at Vendipalayam and Vairapalayam. As part of effective solid waste management, the Corporation began segregating waste at door steps and it was taken to the micro composting centres established at 19 places. The waste is converted into fertilizers and distributed to the public and farmers free of cost.

But residents and traders in many areas complained that garbage was not cleared regularly, resulting in piling up of garbage on the roads. On Sunday, earthmovers, trucks and conservancy workers were deputed for mass cleaning in Wards 15 to 30 and the garbage was completely removed. Piled up garbage was removed from Nethaji Daily Market, Thillai Nagar, Vasuki Street, Manickampalayam, Villarasampatti, Periyasemoor and Gangapuram among other places.

Corporation Commissioner M. Elangovan inspected the works and later said that 150 tonnes of garbage was removed on a single day.

He said that fine would be levied on people who dumped garbage at open places and told them to use dustbins. He said that battery-operated vehicles would be inducted into service for collecting garbage in all the wards.

A total of 20 tractors and tippers, three earthmovers and 100 conservancy workers were involved in the drive that is expected to be carried out in other three zones on coming Sundays.

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