Jeth Nagar residents post pictures of deities on walls to discourage garbage dumping

Jeth NagarFed up with people throwing garbage at their street corner and public urination, the residents of Jeth Nagar First Main Road, Mandaveli came up with a novel idea to discourage them. They posted a picture of Lord Vinayakar on the walls there with a small note underneath asking people to keep the area clean.

Says Ravi. N, a resident there, “The corner of Jeth Nagar First Main Road and Venkatakrishna Road was a hub for garbage for a long time. People would swing by, throw garbage and walk off. About three months ago, we put up a picture there and it has worked wonders”.

The residents also plan to do the same at First Cross Street, Jeth Nagar, near the Railway station.