Waste management: Cash rewards for reporting waste

Citizens are being given Rs1,000 to Rs5,000.

APP June 05, 2013
Department was picking 350 tonnes of trash from the entire city on daily basis. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD IQBAL / EXPRESS


District government has set up a complaint cell seeking public cooperation to keep the city clean.

Citizens are being given Rs1,000 to Rs5,000 for pointing out filth littered sites, cattle pens and presence of stagnant water in the city,.

Talking to reporters on Tuesday, District Coordination Officer Gulzar Shah said that the incentive was advertised on May 30. Since then, he said, some 160 people had contacted the Solid Waste Management and identified various trash sites.

District Officer (Solid Waste Management) Yar Mohammad said that nearly 30 people registered their complaints on daily basis.

“They have mainly been pointing out water-related issues and complaining about Water and Sanitation Authority officials’ performance,” he said.

He said the department was picking 350 tonnes of trash from the entire city on daily basis. He said prompt action was being taken after the registration of complaints. The DO said that the management had set up seven primary collection centres in the city where the trash was collected and then shifted out of the city.

He appreciated public response and said it was helping them achieve their cleanliness targets in the city.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 5th, 2013.


Pro | 8 years ago | Reply

Useless initiative, a reward is announced when something cannot easily be found, while most of our major cities are littered with trash at many places, easily noticeable. We common people and the authorities are both equally responsible for that.

Xnain | 8 years ago | Reply

Excellent initiative indeed!

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