Indore stands as the cleanest city of India yet again for the third time in a row during the central government's cleanliness survey. The second and third positions in the category are bagged by Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh and Mysore in Karnataka. The Swachh Survekshan awards 2019 were conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony.
People of Indore have adopted quite a simple yet effective means to deal with the litter problem of the city. Let’s have a look at the habits that they’ve taken up to make the cleanest time and again:
1. Everyday garbage disposal
When garbage bins placed across the city didn’t work out well, the municipal corporation shifted to door to door collection of garbage. This simple routine changed the way garbage was formerly disposed of in the city. People started cleaning their homes and shops to handover garbage to municipal workers. Dry wastes were kept separate from the wet ones making the process easy.
2. Garbage To Compost
Many localities adopted this great way to keep the area clean. They started making compost from the waste products. One such instance being Lokmanya Nagar where close to 750 families are in the profession of making compost from the terracotta pot. These families give garbage to municipal workers only twice in a week.
3. Discouraging Use of Polythene
Polythene bags are a big no in this city now. A shift from polythene bags to bags that could be reused has been taken up by almost all. Even shopkeepers bar from keeping polythene bags except for the one that is of permissible thickness.
4. Dustbin On The Wheels
This was one unique idea to keep a check on litter. People started carrying small dustbins in their cars so that they don't litter on the streets. Those who’re used to paan and all are seen carrying similar bins in their vehicles.
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