In a bid to encourage source segregation of waste under the civic limits, GVMC will take up distribution of dustbins to 50,000 households. This initiative was launched under the ‘Visakha Swachh Mahotsav’ program, organized on the occasion of the 151 birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi.
All the eligible households, who cannot afford dustbins, will be given green and blue dustbins by the GVMC officials enable them to segregate the dry and wet waste before giving it to the outsourcing sanitary staff who come for garbage collection every morning.
GVMC Commissioner G. Srijana said that all along the public have been cooperative and very encouraging for every request and initiative of the civic body. Lauding the Swachha Bharat initiative of the central government, Member of Parliament V Vijaya Sai Reddy said indeed it was a game-changer that stressed on the importance of cleanliness among every Indian citizen. Stating further, he also appealed to the industries to take steps to mitigate pollution in view of public health.
Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar, TDP MLA ( South) appreciated the yeomen services of the sanitary staff during the Covid-19 pandemic. Others including MP M.V.V. Satyanarayana, Anakapalle MP B. Sathyavathi, and MLC PVN Madhav paid rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi for his freedom struggle and spoke how the city has improved in cleanliness in the last few years. Others who graced the occasion were Anakapalle MLA Gudivada Amarnath, Swachh Bharat ambassadors, a large number of Self-Help Group members, ASHA workers, sanitary staff, and ward volunteers.
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