Palike begins cleaning up one mess at a time
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Some of the dirty spots that have been transformed are: Lingarajapuram (under the flyover),
While the BBMP’s health inspectors, supervisors and pourakarmikas are tasked with the responsibility of cleaning up the spot, The Ugly Indian volunteers ensure the transformation of the space. Once the black spot elimination work is over, marshals are deployed at the spot for the next two to three days.
Over the next 30 days, the BBMP has proposed to eliminate at least 15
“We have at least 200 major garbage spots which need to be addressed. Elimination of garbage spots needs to be accompanied by sustainable efforts like better collection and transportation (C&T) of
Volunteers from The Ugly Indians say that just cleaning the spot does not help. “We have developed a template to solve all kinds of garbage spots and design ways to ensure people do not throw the waste at the spot again. Once the garbage is cleared from the spot, we tie ribbons around and leave the space as it is for at least 48 hours. This is to send a message to the waste throwers that the place is cleaned up,” a volunteer said.
The group, besides painting, washes the spot, draws rangoli and installs benches if required. “This approach has worked in most places,” they said. The group also points out that the introduction of marshals has helped.