Bokaro: The Public Health Department of Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) in association with the district administration has initiated an awareness campaign among the vendors, selling food items from handcarts and stalls in the city, to dispose of the waste materials in a proper manner.
BSL’s public relations officer Soni Singh said, “The shopkeepers neither keep waste buckets nor use dustbins set up by the company, polluting the city and destroying its beauty. The Public Health Department is appealing to the vendors to dispose of the waste properly. Otherwise, the department would initiate punitive action against the erring vendors.”
The BSL management is making announcements over loudspeakers in sector areas and markets. BSL official said they have appealed to shopkeepers and vendors to keep waste buckets and motivate the customers to throw the garbage.
The awareness campaign also appeals to put the garbage in the nearest dustbin or hand it to the garbage collectors. “If there is party at your house or anyone is organising a banquet, please inform the department in advance for garbage removal. Residents were also asked to generate less garbage, recycle things to the most extent and not dispose waste,” Singh added.
BSL sources said garbage is being collected from 36,000 houses and markets on a daily basis. The waste is dumped in seven acres of open ground between Sector 11 and Sector 6 of the city.
Apart from this, there are slums in about 2000 acres of land from where huge amount of garbage is generated. The proper management and disposal of the waste generated every day on such a large scale has now become a challenge for the BSL management.

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