Patna Municipal Corporation to name and shame polluters

  • 'Postmortem of waste';the PMC to name and shame polluters or waste generators after collecting information about them 
  • It will be based on information collected by sweeping companies who will collect details including the name of the waste generator, area and type of waste such as dry, wet and e-waste
  • Under this initiative, sweepers will conduct cleanliness 'parikrama' while walking along with garbage trucks in each area

24 Jan 2023

The Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to name and shame polluters or waste generators after collecting information about them as part of an initiative called 'postmortem of waste' in the city. It will be based on information collected by sweeping companies who will collect details including the name of the waste generator, area and type of waste such as dry, wet and e-waste.

Actions such as public notices, naming and shaming and blacklisting will also be taken against waste generators, according to a civic association press release issued on Monday. The report for each day will be submitted to the Municipal Commissioner, it said. The PMC has asked people to help keep the city clean by disposing of waste properly. For quick waste collection or tipping, people can call 155304. Under this initiative, sweepers will conduct cleanliness 'parikrama' while walking along with garbage trucks in each area.

During the 20-day duration of the campaign, a schedule and route map of waste collection vehicles will also be prepared, a PMC official said. "There is also a specific push to release all Garbage Vulnerable Point (GVP) wards from December 5 as part of the January 26 mission. 75 PMC wards will be divided into 19 zones for the campaign. 'Parikrama' will be held in 19 sectors every day," he said.

Meanwhile, Patnaites welcomed the PMC's initiative. "In order to raise awareness of what needs to be done, it is essential to publicly call out people for their wrongdoings. The 'garbage autopsy' will identify areas that need a lot of attention," said Shagufta Anwar, a housewife based in Bank Road.


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