That’s the beauty of India?
Look around our country, state, district, village, street everything is looking so unclean. And we will continue to say that’s the beauty of India. Ever thought of why it is like that. You will always see somebody throwing some waste on the road or streets or platform, somebody passing urine near the walls of public buildings or sometimes private properties, somebody spitting on the road or the corners of the subways or stairs. Anytime would we got the feeling that something belongs to us is being misused by ourselves? Why we are so ignorant? Why we are not able to fight against this?
So it’s because of the fact that we are used to it from our early age. Anything that has been practiced from an early age can’t be changed right (Like cleaning the home and throwing all the wastes on streets). I always heard from the people who are returning from Singapore or America to India ‘Whoa!! What’s the hell here in India? Always dirty. I don’t even like to walk on this roads. How people are living here?’ But they and also we don’t know that we are the reason for this condition in our country.
We will buy to eat some groundnuts while travelling in a train which the vendor will give it by wrapping up in a paper. After finishing eating we just throw it in the train itself and move on. This thing applies to lot of public places. So we people are the only one to be blamed? I think yes is not a fair answer. Because our government to playing a big part in our behavior of this. How?
If we say to a person who was throwing the paper in train to do not throw then what will he say? ‘There is no dust bin then where I can throw it? Into your pocket.’ So there comes the role of government for setting up some dust bins where the people can throw the waste and appointing some workers to clean it regularly. And also it’s the same case with passing urine. We are not able to find a well maintained toilet even in cities. I didn’t find anyone in Chennai (One of the major cities in India including railway stations where traffic of people is more). Though they are pay & use toilets they are not caring about maintaining it well. If we get into there means I am sure we will get some disease (not for free as we are paying). The government announces the tender, gives it to some organization and leaves it. It’s their responsibility to regulate them.
And spitting is the most irritating thing which was being done by our people. Will they spit in their homes? But they are not cared about spitting even in hospitals which must be clean. I have seen even my friends who spit just like that while walking on the road. When I asked ‘Why are you doing like this?’ they said ‘See the road is like this, so what’s wrong in spitting on it’. A ridiculous answer. It has become like that because of our irresponsible behavior. And also I have seen many of our people travelling in bus will chew the pans and spit on the regular intervals on the roadsides not cared about the pedestrians. Here the responsibility solely belongs to us. A measure government can take in curbing this practice is to introduce some fine. But it’s too difficult to implement as our citizens are happy to go to jail instead paying the fine. So what requires here is self-discipline.
To sum up, from people’s point we must ensure that
1.Throwing the wastes only in dustbins which are situated nearby.
2. Spitting is not all acceptable that too in public places like railway station, bus stops, subways and mainly hospitals.
3.Passing urine in toilets. Because that’s a basic thing that everybody must follow.
From government we can expect:
Dustbins in every 100 meters, so that only people will come into the habit of putting the wastes in dustbins. Cleaning them up regularly.
- Set up some well maintained toilets in all the districts and depending on the population they can decide on the number.
- Above all to ensure it, strict laws must be passed and defaulters must be punished without any partiality.
Above said things may look like a distant dream. But if we are not starting to implement them then we will end up saying the words given at the top of the post. ‘That’s the beauty of India’.