The Centre should come forward and implement the programme straightaway in the Union Territory as there was "lack of response" from the union territory government, Convenor of the party's Puducherry unit MAS Subramanian said in a release.

In the 2011 assembly elections, AINRC had made allegations of scandalous practices in the implementation of 'operation garbage' scheme as a poll plank, but there has been no improvement in environmental maintenance by the present government also, he charged.

He alleged that workers engaged in removal of garbage had not been paid wages for the last one year and no protective equipment were also distributed to them in their work.

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