The next time you’re in the blue city of India – Jodhpur, don’t be surprised if you see cars which have dustbins attached. This is Jodhpur’s way to keep the city clean and swachh. Since the inception of Prime Minister’s cleanliness drive – Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014 which aims to make India open defecation free by 2019, everyone from political leaders to celebrities to the citizens of the country has been trying their best to fulfill this dream. Swachh crusaders in their own unique and innovative ways have aided in keeping the streets and public places clean and hygienic. Now, taking a step further, Jodhpur citizens are making news with their ‘Swachh-yet-unique’ plan.
What Are The Residents Doing?
Residents of Kamla Nagar in Jodhpur have turned their cars into mobile dustbins, that means, they have tied a dustbin at the back of their cars and are roaming around the city, collecting the trash littered around the city, whenever and wherever they can.
PM Modi started a mission to clean this country, and we must support it. It is sad to see the environment dirty. We must not just focus on cleaning the city, but the country too, said Mohommad Yusuf a resident of the area to ANI.
Another resident Anil, added, “I use my Audi for collecting the garbage of my home and neighbourhood places. I also have a hospital of my own, where I encourage my patients to do what we do.”
Jodhpur’s Swachh Report
In the recently held Swachh Survekshan 2017, Jodhpur city was ranked 209th for cleanliness out of 434 cities, which essentially means Jodhpur still has a long way to go. But these good Samaritans who are trying to take their city to the top may ensure that the city improves its rankings quickly. Jodhpur’s municipal corporation officials lauding the citizens’ efforts said,
It’s good to see that people are taking interest and not leaving the job to be done by the government. With such dedicated efforts, we plan to make it to top of Swachh rankings very soon.