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Friday, 18 July 2014

Cleanliness is next to godliness UBC Day 18

Unchecked:Garbage dumped along the road in a Delhi colony.Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma
A busy public road.

How do you feel when you step outside from home and find litter spread every where. Given above is picture of a crowded road of Delhi (published in the Hindu Newspaper recently)At many places you find mounds of  garbage. No one is worried . Life goes on ! No activity is stopped!  We are supposed to be very  neat and clean. We keep our homes neat, but once you step out to a public place,,,,,,, well no body bothers.Whether  it is a public road, railway station, a market place, a school or college campus,,,,,, every where you find trash, filth, and rubbish.

                   The problem is that we  have that 'sab chalta hai' attitude. You do not find any garbage collection dust bins on many roads. The malba is therefore thrown on the open roads,  thereby posing a great threat to the residents staying nearby. A parent once complained to Municipal authorities that his son was coughing all the time and was diagnosed having infected lungs.But there was no reaction!
                                 The condition of public places present an awful sight. It is difficult even to enter the toilets. They stink miserably.Whether it is the airport, railway station, cinema halls, colleges or schools, the situation is the same every where.  Malba collected  from the premises is dumped in some corner in the compound. Very few people use the malba for re cycling and make it reusable.We keep our houses neat and clean, then why can't we insist  and see to it that public places also  must be spic and span.!



Written for Write Tribe  Ultimate Blog Challenge Day 18

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15 comments:

  1. This is the same story throughout India...

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  2. O! Civic sense has no value in the country. Truly-spoken,ma'am.

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  3. I feel very helpless, Ushaji.
    I want Superpowers to clean up all the pollution! :)

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    1. Thank you Anita. We all feel upset, but can do nothing.

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  4. I find the cantonment part of our country (atleastin the cities i have lived in) are very clean. I find the jawans themselves sweeping the streets. The rest of the places the garbage scene is same. I think the government should implement strict rules like imposing fine for littering and public nuisance. I recently saw paan stains on a board which said "Please Dont spit paan here".

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    1. Yes Asha, cantonment parts are coparitively neat, It is so funny that people spit paan on the roads and on the notice board. Many times men are seen pissing just in front of the notice boards.

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  5. Have seen people keeping their homes spic and span but not hesitating for a minute while throwing the garbage right outside their home! How weird it is that. Civic sense is totally lacking in our country! The other day, I was standing in a queue at the (a very neat and clean one) airport and the man behind me spit out the supari or whatever was in his mouth in spurts. I looked at him and he was totally nonchalant about it! :|

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    1. Yes Shilpa you have rightly said that people throw garbage in front of their house. It is very unfortunate.

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  6. This situation will never change unless people make an effort to keep their surroundings clean. How hard is it to dispose off waste in a bin? If you can do it at home, then you can definitely do it outside as well. Definitely a topic to be discussed in the current time.

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    1. Yes Aathira you are correct. This issue requires great attention of the authorities.

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  7. Very true Ushaji, what we need is an attitude clean-up. People want clean surroundings but dislike to put in any effort from their end, recycling/reuse are not meant only for presentation and talks, they require action.

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    1. Yes Reshma you are correct. The authorities must take more interest in keeping the roads clean.

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  8. I wonder why these folks who, the self proclaimed custodians of Indian culture do not see civic sense and cleanliness as a behavioral attitude that reflects the true culture of a people.

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