Lucknow: The Kanpur city was known as the ‘Manchester of India’ in the 19th century for being the major production center of Textiles. Once considered as the Industrial capital of the state, had lost its glory, after waste from industries was seen floating on streets. A company named A2Z signaled a new dawn for the city after it took the charge of garbage disposal management. Soon after, Kanpur set an example for several other towns and cities across India in the field of cleanliness and solid waste management.
Kanpur stands on the 10th position in the list clean cities across country. To your shock, the number tumbled from 300! The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh honored the city authorities and A2Z for their remarkable achievement. But from the past few months, A2Z waste management company is going through a financial crisis which is caused by the Nagar Nigam. Its outcomes are adversely affecting the facilities that company provides to the city.
To discuss the problems, A2Z’s director Amit Mittal, on August 11, had a meeting with many of the top politicians including city’s Mayor, Nagar Ayukt, Coal minister Prakash Jaisawal and Legislator Satish Mahana.
Company said, “There is a lack of support between A2Z and Nagar Nigam. There are flaws in the recovery technique of Nagar Nigam employees and also there are major flaws in the working of Nigam’s employees.”
Explaining A2Z’s role Mittal said, “Company’s role is to manage the waste from the city instead of cleaning the city roads and lanes.” He added, “Nagar Nigam employees refer A2Z’s name to common man when they are blamed for not cleaning the city roads and lanes.”
The renowned dignitaries present in the meeting expressed their concern over the deteriorating clear picture of the city and asked the municipal corporation and government to support A2Z in sustaining the hard earned clean image.