HYDERABAD: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has pulled out 32 metric tonnes of scrap from the state capital’s households on the second day of of the ‘10D Recyclothon’ which the corporation launched in collaboration with a private organisation on Sunday.
In a message on Twitter, municipal administration minister, K.T. Rama Rao, appreciated citizens for taking up the responsibility of removing scrap from in their environs. This drive will continue till November 12.
From among the six zones, the highest amount of 7.146 metric tonnes scrap was collected from L.B. Nagar, including 1.343 mt of e-waste, 15.339 mt of old furniture, and 6.687 mt of old clothes and mattresses. Sajjad Ali, a resident of the Old City, said, “This GHMC drive has given us the chance to remove junk from our homes. We congratulated the authorities for launching the 10D Recyclothon.”
Essentially, the aim of the corporation is to check people from throwing their waste into nalas, drains or on the roads. This would stop the drains from getting clogged and avoid blocking of roads.
The GHMC drive is making citizens of many areas come forward and responsibly dispose of their scrap, including broken chairs, tables, mattresses, cots and electronic waste. The special 10-day programme is expected to pull out hundreds of tonnes of scrap, which can then be safely disposed of by the corporation....