Mumbai’s Juhu beach turns into a garbage dumpsite as waves washes tonnes of garbage along the shores

New Delhi: Every year, Mumbai’s Juhu beach turns into one big garbage dump making headlines for being one of the city’s dirtiest beaches when tonnes of garbage being thrown up by the sea. Recently, also tonnes of garbage, mostly plastic waste were thrown out from the sea along the shores of Mumbai, making it extremely unpleasant and stinking sight. Social media has been abuzz since then with many citizens, even celebrities coming together to vent their ire at the neglectance of the human beings who have been dumping trash into the sea without knowing its consequences.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday removed around 430 tonnes of garbage and said that it will need two to three days’ time to clean the beach fully. Already a number of cleaning machines, as well as labourers, have been deployed for the task.

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Actor and Sustainable Development Goals Advocate, Dia Mirza was one of the first one to take it to her social media asking authorities to take action. She said, “All our trash washed up on Juhu beach.”

She further added,

One truck is not enough to clear this garbage. #JuhuBeach Lesson for me and you? Stop using #SingleUsePlastics and tell every company that uses packaging to pick up their trash! Extended Producers Responsibility is necessary.

Also Read: Dia Mirza And Afroz Shah Urge Plastic Companies To Come Forward And Play Their Part To #BeatPlasticPollution

Former Indian Cricketer, Aakash Chopra shared a before and after images of Juhu Beach and added,

This Morning. Same place. Juhu Beach. Sea doesn’t keep things to itself….here you go…take your garbage back, humans.

Yuva Sena President Aaditya Thackeray who has been joining various beach clean-ups said,

The Sea is going to throw it at all the coasts. It’s what we as humans do to it round the year. It’s time we reduce our waste generation and become responsible citizens of our planet.

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Citizens too joined in urging everyone to stop polluting the beaches.

Last year around the same time period, Marine Beach also made headlines when the sea dumped a lot of garbage. That time, approximately 361 tonnes of garbage was thrown on the city’s beaches.

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign lends support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, the campaign aims to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation, the importance of building toilets and making India open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019, a target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Over the years, the campaign has widened its scope to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollutionclean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.

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