Should we not care more for our environment?Chennai may be one of the fastest growing cities in the world. There are certain parts, like say, Besant Nagar, that have thousands of trees, and are maintained well. Even Velacheri has some good areas. However, the public is so indifferent and there are areas that are so badly dirty. The private parties do not clean everything that is found in the huge green color bins. The public should be more disciplined like in Bangalore. Here, the door to door collection of waste ensures that the ugly bins do not spoil the city environment.
Since the entire metro is now complewith thousands of apartments coming up all over, and over twenty stories are so common, it is obvious that unless the State Government goes in for at least fifty desalination plants right across the vast sea, the water problem will continue. It is also now being said that Bangalore itself has a water problem of sorts and parts of another lovely city called Hyderabad, are also affected.
The reason is very poor planning. The people should be more disciplined. They ought to dump their waste only in specific areas and not everywhere. The discipline should start right from schools. Can we have the Bangalore model followed everywhere? Members, who know how some local communities are managing the problem of waste, in innovative ways, please share their views and first-hand information,.