Clean Bangalore….

Well, as I finished eating the moongphalli on the CMH road, I looked around for a trash can. Unfortunate to my habits of not littering anything in the house or in the city, I generally walk across and use the dustbins to maintain my home clean.

Here I was with a soiled, wet moongphalli paper cone, and there was no trash-can seen anywhere….

Do I leave this here at the roadside? is this what my civic administration suggests?
Do I walk across the nearest dumping corner and throw it there?
Do I request the nearby shop to accept this responsibility to hold this till the garbage collectors come to his ship the next day?

I had no answers, I choose to carry the same in my hand till I find the ‘right’ place qualified by my mind to litter it away…with me I am joined by those couple lacs of bangaloreans carrying this burden in their hands of by those who are wiser to leave the responsibility on the road for someone else to paint a holding that says” Keep bangalore clean”… I was sure that the budget for dustbins are getting carried away by the expensive holding’s encouraging people to keep the city clean…

What do the citizen’s do, when you are told not to litter and there are no dustbin’s in sight? When do you remember seeing a dustbin at a walkable distance on any of the major road, I mean not the outer ring road, 100 ft road of even the old madras road…all of the dustbins are neatly painted and put across vidhan soudha, or the M.G road, it is that those are the places officially earmarked for littering, ( I mean physical)…who’s to blame?

5 Comments so far

  1. Ravi (unregistered) on December 14th, 2006 @ 12:55 pm

    Welcome to Metroblogging Bangalore. Thought-provoking post!

  2. silkboard (unregistered) on December 14th, 2006 @ 2:39 pm

    Welcome aboard Rajesh.

    Who is to blame then? The folks who ate up the money meant for dustbins. Poor guys who break off and sell metal dustbins to buy a meal or two. On-screen movie starts who throw around burnt cigarettes and empty sharaab bottles like their moms would clean up later. Or the rest of us who don’t think twice before chucking that empty pack of kurkure on the footpath we just walked.

    I dont know. Really!

  3. Irfan (unregistered) on December 14th, 2006 @ 3:24 pm

    Who is to blame….everyone including the government and the people to parents.

    Government should provide the garbage bins in all the places. Atleast one for every road or corner of cross roads. People should take responsibility in their actions and try to organize their neighborhood in buying a small garbage bin. I am sure people wont mind giving some small amount of money to do this worthy cause. At least I wouldnt, if it means that there will be a place for me to throw my garbage.
    Parents also should reinforce the keeping it clean aspect to their kids, lots of kids just eat candy or chips and just throw away the wrappers anywhere. Cleanliness starts at home, but then it shouldnt just stay there.. It has to get out and we should show it on the streets as well.

  4. SHADOW (unregistered) on December 14th, 2006 @ 4:45 pm

    Rajesh,Welcome to Bangalore Metro Blog, Hope to see more intresting posts from you.

  5. Rajesh (unregistered) on December 14th, 2006 @ 5:00 pm

    Thanks for motivation.

    Silkboard > yes we have been ‘educated’ via films to litter our way around to showcase power….but in reality I am amazad the way some parts of the city are maintained ‘clean’ and others not so. why does our own civic administration maintain this difference? let us try find this via our own platforms …

    Irfan > yes this clean city needs vigilance, I have seen some area’s have great arbage collection facilities unlike any other city but the consistancy and divarcity are the issues..

    Shadow > Thanks, will do try and make it to contribute as many idea’s are still waiting to run down from thoughts to the visible world…


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