Ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha, the two city corporations in Dhaka have called upon all to use the designated spots for slaughter of sacrificial animals and biodegradable bags for controlled and faster disposal of waste.
To keep the capital clean, the corporations for the first time have fixed 595 spots to sacrifice animals and are distributing around 3.8 lakh free biodegradable bags among the city dwellers.
The target of the corporations is to remove waste from the capital within 48 hours from the noon of Eid day, officials said.
Eid will be celebrated in Bangladesh tomorrow.
At least 2.8 lakh bags are being distributed in the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) areas, while one lakh in the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) areas.
People can also buy such a bag for Tk 30.
”It is an initiative to build awareness. I believe people who have the ability to spend at least Tk 30,000 for an animal also have the ability to buy a bag at Tk 30,” Captain Raquib Uddin, chief waste management officer at the DSCC, told a press conference on Tuesday.
Traditionally, people sacrifice animals in open areas in front of their houses or on the roads and alleys, leaving smelly piles of animal parts here and there, which can contribute to the spread of diseases.
Aminul Islam, chief estate officer at the DNCC, told The Daily Star that people should slaughter their animals at the selected places only.
“They also should keep the waste in the particular bags and later the DNCC garbage management workers will collect those from the spots,” he said.