PUNE: As the piles of garbage and its management become a threat to residents of Hinjawadi, the information technology engineers from Hinjawadi IT Park Residents Welfare Association (HIRWA) decided to clear it through joint efforts. And thus started an activity ‘1HourAWeek4Hinjawadi’ this month wherein the members would take up a particular area and clean it.
The activity is planned on every weekend for one hour. The team of Swach Pune has also helped the association with the guidance list including the safety measures to be taken while collecting the garbage from roads and other areas.
The 52 weeks long cleanliness and tree-nurturing drive, which started last weekend, saw huge response on its first day after residents from the surrounding areas approached the participants and volunteer to contribute towards the cause.
On the first day of the drive, HIRWA collected eight to 10 garbage bags which had huge amount of plastics. “As a contribution to LiveableHinjawadi, it was necessary to have such kind of participation since the population in the area has grown by 60 per cent compared to last year”, said Anshul Gupta, member, HIRWA.
Moreover, the townships and residential societies have also increased in the area including Hinjawadi phase I, phase III, Sahyadri Park, Mann and many other areas. As the residents are increasing, garbage management has worsened in these areas. Then there is throwing of garbage on the road and making people aware how garbage segregation and management is important,” said Gupta.
He added, “On the first day, there were only 10 participants for the drive but twe are expecting more participants as the residents from the surrounding areas. Even, after the drive, some of the newly introduced townships from Mann area are planning their own wet garbage management system in their area.”