Mandar Raravikar, Baner
It is a total failure from the
local authorities and the administration. The administration took “Swachha
Bharat” very lightly or ignorantly. There is no proper mechanism to collect Dry
Waste on day to day basis. People throw garbage on the empty plots or the road
sides or corners. Regular inspection and audit needs to be conducted,
particularly at the non-gated locations and more awareness needs to be created
or else spot fine/penalty needs to be imposed.
Shreekant Ranade, Aundh
The will to keep the city clean is very weak in
the residents, they want a clean city, but will not even walk 5 feet to dump a
disposable tea cup unless the dustbin is right next to them. I have observed
the efforts taken by the civic administration, the garbage was not visible at
most of the places. I would say that these efforts should have been taken up as
a ‘madness’ or as a passion by the people working in the civic administration.
The politicians should make it a prestige issue and the residents should be
motivated by them, by doing whatever in their style.
Smita Dimber, Baner
believe that we should not be depending on some entity to keep our city clean.
PMC should not be blamed. In fact they are the ones who are helping us. It
should be responsibility of every individual to keep the city clean. Once we
grow up, we don’t depend on parents to maintain our personal hygiene.
as a city are growing up, aspiring to be a smart city we need to be smart
enough to keep our city clean. It more a collaborative effort than a blame
Yamini Adbe, Baner
In a city
Cleanliness and civic etiquette always remain joint responsibility of
administration and civil society. Each
member of society carry equal responsibility of keeping the city clean. I have seen people who happily throw litter
around in their own country, they behave very different when they go abroad. I
think the fear of getting heavy penalties makes them follow the rules strictly.
The awareness should be generated, organized waste disposal mechanism is to be
provided, rules and acts are to be formulated and heavy penalties should be
Rupesh Junawane, Aundh
According to me,
it is administrative failure and not citizens’ failure to keep Pune city
cleanest.Pune’s drop in the Swachh Survekshan national rankings from 10th
position in 2018 to 37th position in 2019. Did Pune deserve 10th Place at
all?Many of its waste treatment plants were not functioning leading to the
consistent increase of waste in the dumping grounds. Do Municipal vehicle
travel daily, once to households and twice to commercial areas and slums
collecting garbage that is sent to the trenching ground via transportation hub?
Anagha Bhore, Balewadi
When we blame PMC
for not picking up garbage on daily basis, everyone should think honestly and
answer the question that have I took any special efforts to keep my
neighbourhood clean enough? As we keep our home clean and also teach our
children to keep it clean, likewise we should teach them to keep our area clean
also. When we see clean cities in other countries, we appreciate the citizens’
manners in keeping city clean. It is kind of team work.