This year I am working with Eliza Smith a student of University of Wisconsin in Varanasi as Research assistant.Her topic of research is waste management of Varanasi.for this we interviewed some employee of municipal corporation of Varanasi.
First day we went to Nagar Nigam that is called municipal corporation and there we talked with some officer and they showed us the facilities and the cart which is provided to the sweepers.we also came across with a project called “J.L.N.U.W.M.S.”.This is central Government project and it is to be started very sooner or later.We talked for while and learnt about the waste management.
She asked the question with officer how garbage cause death of the animal .the officer answered that people put metal such as blade or dangerous item in the plastic with leftover food.and animal eat it and get sick that cause the death of animal.One of officer said the municipal corporation is coming with iron hand for free moving of Animal on the road.I asked personally if there is any law and order for moving animal.he said if animal will be caught moving free on the road then they will be caught and owner of animal will be fined some amount but so far I have not seen any time catching moving animal.and It not only cause the getting sick of animal as well as they make traffic jam in Varanasi.
We had to interview the doctor of veterinary hospital near by kabir chura.I had been many time in that area but i was not aware about this hospital.so I had to ask many time with local people to find exact location.Even local people was not aware with this veterinary hospital.One of the guy told us are you looking for “ghora hospital” that means it is the hospital of horse.Finally we reached there and had some conversation with doctor regarding how animal got sick due to garbage.
One day she called me and said that she wanted to interview the present mayor of Varanasi regarding the same.and she had already made appointment with her.we reached to jal sanstah which is called water supply place for the city and having reached there I called him that we have arrived here.and after few minute he came to his chamber where we were waiting for him.she had few question with him regarding the responsibility of cleaning and waste management of the city being mayor.and he responded for the same .it was my first time that I had chance to ask some question for the city cleanness.he said that recently municipal corporation has started public awareness programs to keep the city clean.