Jamshedpur, March 15: As part of Swacchata pukare is a citizen’s movement, which started after Mission Gange in the month of November 2018, volunteers today clean Sakchi market. The team started with mass awareness and cleaning drives at River ghats, picnic spots, city streets, Flat complexes etc. The volunteers from Beyond Fitness, Hotel Sonnet, Rotary club, Innerwheel club, YI, XLRI and other social organisation join together every weekend for their city’s environment.
Residents of steel city, led by joined by Gaurav Anand, chief manager, business excellence, Tata Steel Utilities and Infrastructure Limited have so far collected to gather 250 tonnes of waste during cleanliness drive on the banks of Subernarekha at Domuhani in Sonari.
The drive, launched in 2018 has been supported by a number of Jamshedpur-based organisations. The drive, which takes place every month, will ensure that residents become more aware and engage in the process to clean up rivers.
Among the trash collected were clothes, polythene bags and diapers. While polythene bags were sent to the dry waste collection centre, diapers and non recyclable materials went to the landfill. .
“This was a noble cause. Conservation of natural resources is the need of the hour. After from cleaning the rivers we have also extended the drive to city markets like Kadma and Bistupur. We are volunteering for the cause and spreading message of cleanliness,” said Anand.
Moreover, steps have also been taken to create an oxygen bank by planting more than 500 trees on the banks of Kharkai and Subernarekha.” Apart from cleaning rivers we have also taken steps to create an oxygen bank. The population of the city is estimated to be about 15 lakh and even if ten per cent of us plant one tree each, it would be a boon for the society. The idea is to create more oxygen, prevent soil erosion to an extent and promote volunteerism. The other bank of the river is so green and thus we are trying to create the same on this side,” said Anand.