38-year-old Selva Kumar was born and brought up in Tamil Nadu and currently lives and works in Mumbai. He is employed as a Street Cleaner on contractual basis with the municipal corporation. His outdoor duty involves a lot of walking, so in 2017 he tried using a bicycle for his daily waste collection work.

Kumar attached the bin to his bicycle which has made his daily task much easier. He can now get around faster. The Bicycle Bin is a simple yet innovative idea by a common man.

Kumar smiles and says “I want my country to be clean and I am proud of what I am able to do. Jai Hind!”

Clean Up Marshals like him collect litter in urban cities. Using a bicycle is a low cost solution. Citizens should also play their part by not littering around.

Cleanliness is essential for good health and well-being, and helps in creating sustainable communities. A cycling city is a happier city. Thanks to Kumar who introduced to us one more creative application of a bicycle … and this time it is for the community service.

Clean Mumbai, Green Mumbai.

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Author: Vijay Malhotra, Mumbai

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