Diarytimes Media Network, Shimla Published by : Kumud Sharma, Updated June 23, 2023 by Diary Times
The cleanliness campaign going on across the country has also had a special impact on the rural areas. Anbwala, Senwala village located on the national highway of Sirmour district of the state is a great example of this.
While the small shopkeepers of this village are warning people about the dangers of plastic, the shopkeepers themselves collect the plastic and other garbage thrown from the vehicles on the road and hand it over to the local panchayat.
Sixty-five year old local shopkeeper Ram Kumar Tomar collects plastic in a bag and hands it over to the Panchayat wherever he finds plastic or related items lying on the road.
While talking to Diary Times, he said – This is a dustbin, whatever polythene etc. is there on the roads, we collect it and put it in this and we also explain to the general public and the people that do not leave it here and there.
When a dustbin is kept, it should be in the dustbin and I believe that if all the people go to this common public, in this way they will put the garbage and put it in the dustbin, then what is here will be clean.
And cleanliness is also very important. Another shopkeeper says that he often makes people aware, especially school children, about not throwing plastic waste here and there.