A team comprising IT professionals, teachers and homemakers has launched a campaign against spitting in Chennai under the banner Namadhu Chennai Namadhu Poruppu (Our Chennai, our responsibility). The team, which includes volunteers from more than 200 organisations, has a six-point action plan to stop people from spitting on roads and create awareness for a cleaner, healthier neighbourhood which it will implement from this week.
A new garbage collection and street cleaning mechanism has been introduced in the city. This follows the completion of design of the route map of all 200 wards of the Chennai Corporation.
After all the 200 wards, including those covered by private conservancy contractor, Ramky Enviro Engineers, are brought in the system, a list of streets not cleaned would be generated on a daily basis by 10 a.m. at Ripon Building.