Cleanliness gentry calls for strict action against spitting at public places

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 May 2017 12:27:06

By Tara Chettur,

WITH the soaring temperatures, often commuters are also seen getting heated up for petty issues on roads like traffic, parking etc but now spitting in public places is also becoming one main reason which is upsetting the cleanliness gentry. Especially after results of ‘Swachch Survekshan 2017’ and declaration of Bhopal as second clean city ,consciousness has been increased .

Kalpana Kekre, a convener from Bhopal I clean team, voluntary organisation which along with Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been pioneered in spot fix drive campaign in beautifying the city, says that, “main problem we face is on paintings, people spit unkindly and besides temporary posters are also seen pasted on walls.When we approach BMC authorities no major action is taken against the culprit. I feel penalty or fine on the spot can only bring in the difference for such attitude . It takes lot of effort to paint city walls under scorching heat by our volunteers. BMC needs to become more stringent with the proposal to impose fine for spitting in public places ,” she adds.

Talking about the issue Balraj Singh , an IT Engineer says that the civic sense needs to developed at young age itself. Especially it is only the youth which can bring about change in difference in society and can enhance the civic sense activities among the public. Today’s youngsters are very much aware about proper cleanliness and maintenance of themselves but when it comes to maintain the city it needs regular participation.

Vaibhavi Mishra, a college student says, there are many other serious problems associated because of the spitting in public places. The act of spitting in public places is one of the biggest problem in spreading of Tuberculosis disease which is witnessed at gas survivors colonies . Especially the drug resistant TB disease which is greatest among the communicable diseases of the world gets easily spread by the act of spitting in public places. The strict rules will definitely make an impact but aggressive awareness campaigns should also be started against spitting, she added.