Cyclone Ockhi travels through Bay of Bengal, Sri Lanka and Kanyakumari of southern India and caused damage to property and life. The wind brought heavy rainstorm in parts of western India.

262 flights from a total of 587 domestic flights and 118 out of 357 international flights delayed at the Mumbai airport on only Wednesday.

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The environment changes, as we feel the mixture of winter and monsoon season together. But with this fresh and clean air cyclone, Ockhi gave us the side product of approx. 80 tons of waste on Mumbai city’s coastline.

It was estimated waste by solid waste management (SWM) department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC).

Out of all the beaches, Versova and Juhu beaches are the dirtiest with approx. fifteen tons and ten tons solid waste respectively. Dadar, Marine Drive, Madh Island, Chowpatty, Nariman Point, and Marwe are also filled with junk.

A senior solid waste management officer revealed in Hindustan Times that, “The waste that was floating in the middle of the ocean has got dumped on our beaches because of intense wave action. We have informed all the ward offices to clear the garbage. A total of 26 truckloads have been collected from different beaches so far. The process will continue for the next three to four days.”

The solid waste was almost two feet high, and the respective authorities are searching the way to clear the total debris.

Afroz Shah, the beach clean-up crusader, said that “It was extremely difficult to walk on the beach on Wednesday morning because everything, from plastic bags, food wrappers, clothes to ropes and footwear, was lying on the beach.”

All these junk is due to human, how we treat our mother nature and the result of our mischief to earth.

Out of all the beaches,Juhu (10,000 Kgs) and Versova (15,000 Kgs) beaches have got the most number of trash. But the gargantuan trash also found a spot in Marine Drive, Dadar Chowpatty, Madh Island, Nariman Point and Marwe.

Assistant Municipal Commissioner, Prashant Deshmukh, said to Hindustan Times that. “The amount of trash is similar to what we get during the monsoon months. We cleared five truckloads on Wednesday.”

The only reason behind this massive amount of trash is human and its behavior. If we continue like this then in future we will stand nowhere.

It’s time to understand and take a better step for the betterment of earth and improvement of life.

News Source : Hindustan Times