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Images depicting the clean roads in cbe are also welcome.....issues of places where cleanliness is not maintained by the corporation an also be discussed
 

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Waste collection campaign eyes Guinness record, Around 2 lakh people to collect waste on March 8

The Coimbatore Corporation on Saturday launched the Clean Cities Championship, an attempt to enter Guinness Book of World Records for litter collection involving around two lakh people.
State Minister for Municipal Administration S.P. Velumani launched the campaign at the Corporation office in Town Hall in the presence of Mayor P. Rajkumar, District Collector Archana Patnaik, Commissioner K.Vijayakarthikeyan, Deputy Commissioner P. Gandhimathi and others.
Speaking at the inauguration, Mr. Velumani said that the State Government had been focussing on improving solid waste management and giving local bodies funds to improve waste collection and for processing infrastructure.
Starting Sunday, the Corporation, non-government organisations, education institutions and corporate companies would conduct a massive awareness campaign telling residents what they needed to do in waste management.
From March 1-7, the agencies involved would conduct the championship, where the residents would handover segregated waste to conservancy workers, who would process the same.
The residents’ job would be to segregate waste, the students’ task would be ensure that their family does that. The supervisors would ensure that the workers processed the waste into degradable, non-degradable, combustible, etc. The task would be in the nature of competition with those complying cent per cent standing a better chance at getting prizes. On March 8, the day of the Guinness attempt, around two lakh people would be involved in litter collection, sources said.
The Corporation would conduct the awareness campaign, provide appropriately designed push carts to the workers and ensure that the waste was collected and disposed off as it ought to be.^^
 

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Waste collection: workload increases at Peelamedu, Ukkadam transit stations

Waste collection from the streets in certain pockets of the city is getting delayed for the past few days and employees in charge of waste collection are finding it difficult to stick to the schedule.
According to sources, the delay is due to the temporary closure of the transit station on Sathyamangalam Road and the diversion of waste-laden lorries to the two other transit stations in Peelamedu and Ukkadam.
The Sathy Road transit station has been closed after 16 metres of the premises was taken away to facilitate the construction of the flyover there. In the process, the ramp that helps lorries reach the waste collection box and weigh bridge were damaged.
The sources say that as the station had to be closed temporarily, lorries that were attached thereto had been diverted to the Peelamedu and Ukkadam stations, resulting in additional travel time, increased time in clearing the lorries in those two stations and more weight for processing. The Sathy Road transit station handled nearly 250 metric tonnes of waste a day from 45 lorries in two shifts of 125 each. The waste from there reached the Vellalore dump yard in closed, compacted bins.
The sources say that in places where the lorries did not reach the Peelamedu or Ukkadam transit stations also, the waste collection got delayed because the lorries directly went to the Vellalore yard. This was a temporary phenomenon which may last for around three months. Once the Sathy Road transit station had the ramp and weigh bridge rebuilt, it would be open for operation again, the sources add.
The Corporation collects close to 750 tonnes of waste a day, of which between 450 – 500 tonnes pass through the transit stations, where the waste collected from roads and dumped on lorries get compacted and transported to the Vellalore yard for processing.

Sathy Road transit station has been closed to facilitate
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If Highways/ cbe corp officials lay end to end road with pedestrian paths along along important roads, the city will look damn clean.

Right now, there is a huge gap between the foot paths and the road which is accumulated by sand. Besides, even in roads like avinashi road which is proper - sand dunes are formed along the sides and covers 1 lane in most places ; only because of Highways/corp is not cleaning or sweeping the roads regularly.
They should take Bangalore as example, Even chennai is better in this

2) Next thing I noted is having garbage collection point along the major roads, they can place the garbage bins along the streets near by rather than the main road. esp along pankaja mill road, near kidney centre, they have garbage bin on the middle of the road -Gross
 

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If Highways/ cbe corp officials lay end to end road with pedestrian paths along along important roads, the city will look damn clean.

Right now, there is a huge gap between the foot paths and the road which is accumulated by sand. Besides, even in roads like avinashi road which is proper - sand dunes are formed along the sides and covers 1 lane in most places ; only because of Highways/corp is not cleaning or sweeping the roads regularly.
They should take Bangalore as example, Even chennai is better in this

2) Next thing I noted is having garbage collection point along the major roads, they can place the garbage bins along the streets near by rather than the main road. esp along pankaja mill road, near kidney centre, they have garbage bin on the middle of the road -Gross
Bangalore is great at cleanliness but I have yo say, Chennai is going from bad to worse.....i visited Chennai recently and waste management is extremely poor....but the blame is not fully on the corp. But the people openly dump garbage, throw wrappers,etc.....cbe has managed to maintain their roads clean if not dusty....dust is an issue on trichy road, mettupalayam road and thadagam road.....but the shunya project has done wonders to rs puram and saibaba colony
 

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Corpn. launches Guinness attempt on litter collection, 2 lakh people to participate in the mission

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The Corporation on Sunday began the campaign to make source segregation of waste a habit for the residents of the city and simultaneously enter the Guinness Book of World Records for involving the highest number of people in such a venture.

Corporation Commissioner K. Vijayakarthikeyan said that the ‘Coimbatore Guinness Championship Campaign’ was a week-long programme in which the residents will have to segregate the domestic waste into three categories - recyclable, non-recyclable and hazardous.

Conservancy workers will collect the waste at their doorsteps. Volunteers will evaluate the effort at both ward and zonal levels of the civic body.

“Within a week, we hope to make segregation a habit. The target is to have two lakh people participate in the litter collection and segregation campaign on March 8. The current record, being held by a Japanese city, was around 1.4 lakh,” he added.

The Corporation was distributing cards to school students for making entries on litter segregation. Campaign organisers said that hundreds of conservancy workers in all the five zones covering 100 wards were being trained in waste segregation and collection. Cash prizes to the tune of Rs. 5 lakh would be given for best-performing conservancy workers.

The Commissioner interacted with workers who, he said, were happy with the recognition that this campaign entailed rather the monetary awards.

The Corporation, non-government organisations, education institutions and business firms conducted an awareness campaign for the past one week in the city on waste management.
 

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Efforts on to make massive waste collection drive a success in city

Four days to go for Guinness World Record attempt
With four days to go for the Guinness World Record attempt at involving the largest number of people in litter collection, the Coimbatore Corporation, Clean Cities Championship, non-government organisations and others are leaving no stone unturned to make the event a success.
According to sources, in the past couple of days the civic body officials, along with representatives of NGOs having been reaching out to education institutions, corporate companies and also government agencies to send their students, employees or members of the workforce to participate in the March 8 event.
The target is to have around two lakh volunteers.
It is on this front they are worried, the sources say, adding that the worry is due to the delay in reaching out to the institutions, which have to understand what their role and that of the students will be on the day and then explaining it to the students.
The plan is that students, employees or members will go to the ward allotted, enrol electronically at designated places and then go about collecting litter for an hour or so within earmarked spaces. The organisers have planned 2,000 such enrolment centres in the 100 wards.
The championship will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at which time the volunteers should collect litter for an hour or so to complete their participation. At the time of registration, the organisers will provide gloves and collection bags to the volunteers.
The Corporation has begun pushing door-to-door collection of waste through conservancy workers, almost of all of whom have got newly-designed push carts.
Since March 1, the workers have been collecting waste in segregated fashion by asking residents to hand over dry and wet wastes in separate bins. Their doing so is part of the championship the Coimbatore Corporation and other agencies are conducting for promoting segregated waste collection.
The workers, their supervisors, sanitary officers and the zonal sanitary officers will get prizes for segregated collection and waste processing and so will households that handover waste in segregated fashion.
And, the workers will also get money by selling the processed waste to recyclers. To buy the segregated waste the Corporation has tied up with two companies that have divided the 100 wards between themselves to take the waste for processing and sell the waste that they don’t require to other recyclers
 

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Creating Awareness is a first step in Clean India,which should begin from School. Should be a subject of Social Studies too. Unless until People want their surroundings clean (H1N1 free), it is not achievable.

China which stands next to India in terms of Population, they do far better than India in keeping their (at least Major-) cities clean. We focus E=MC^2 in schools too much, forgetting the basics of livings( Social responsibilities, Public Manners, Use Polite Language etc). Indian Education System(at least for elementary schools) has to be re-looked to compete with developed countries.

Go India! Clean India! All the best~
 

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Creating Awareness is a first step in Clean India,which should begin from School. Should be a subject of Social Studies too. Unless until People want their surroundings clean (H1N1 free), it is not achievable.

China which stands next to India in terms of Population, they do far better than India in keeping their (at least Major-) cities clean. We focus E=MC^2 in schools too much, forgetting the basics of livings( Social responsibilities, Public Manners, Use Polite Language etc). Indian Education System(at least for elementary schools) has to be re-looked to compete with developed countries.

Go India! Clean India! All the best~
this 'shunya' project is great way to step forward un swattch bharath....hipw other cities too follow cbe
 

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Waste segregation picks up in city

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Residents segregate waste into ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ for disposal

There seems to be a positive fallout to the Coimbatore Corporation postponing the Guinness World Record attempt at having the largest number of people for litter collection. Collection of segregated waste at source, which was stepped up as part of the campaign for the record, has started picking up.

Sources in Coimbatore Corporation say that the exercise that started along with the attempt is continuing as conservancy workers go house-to-house with their new pushcarts asking for waste in segregated fashion.

The workers are asking residents to segregate the waste into wet and dry waste as they further segregate the dry waste to sell them off to recyclers for money.

The dry waste is now stacked up at the ward offices. The workers send only the wet waste from the wards to the transit stations and then to Vellalore dump yard.

The sources say the effort to collect segregated waste is slowly catching up and this can be gauged from the fact that the ward offices are full of dry, recyclable waste that will fetch the workers money.

The Corporation has tied up with a few agencies that will buy the dry, recyclable waste by paying the workers on a per kg basis.

The net result of the segregated collection is that the quantity of waste getting transported to the transit stations and Vellalore had come down, the sources say and add that in the past 10 days or so the quantity had come down by 100 to 150 tonnes a day. The Corporation collects 850 to 900 tonnes a day on an average.

In the coming days, the quantity of waste going to Vellalore will further come down once all the workers in all the wards collect waste in segregated fashion. What is holding them back at present is the absence of redesigned push carts.

The Coimbatore Corporation has ordered for and distributed new, redesigned bins to workers.

But sources in Vellalore say that the waste that arrives at the dump yard is still mixed and that indicates that no real segregation takes place.

Plus, there has been no real reduction in the quantity of waste.

On March 9 it was 766 tonnes as against 361 tonnes on March 8 (reduction due to Sunday) and 882 tonnes on March 7.

On March 6, the waste collected was 910 tonnes, the sources point out, contending claims that no real segregation takes place.


The Corporation has tied up with a few agencies that will buy the dry, recyclable waste by paying the civic workers

on a per kg basis
 
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