Even as the numbers of infected Coronavirus patients are on the rise, most of Chennai’s conservancy workers continue to report to work daily, with minimal, and often zero, protective gear. What can we do to help this vulnerable group?
A batch of electric tricycles have been procured by the Greater Chennai Corporation for collection of waste. The tricycles are expected to reduce the physical burden on conservancy workers and enable swifter collection of waste.
Barely 30 per cent of the city’s waste is segregated a year after Greater Chennai Corporation took steps towards source segregation. Citizen Consumer and civic Action Group (CAG) has now collaborated with Chennai Corporation to sensitise citizens about effective waste management practices.