BMC to launch app to monitor waste management

01 Sep 2023

The BMC administration has directed officials from the Solid Waste Management (SWM) department to visit the cleanest cities and examine their waste management practices. Additionally, a dedicated app will be introduced for daily monitoring of the solid waste systems within Mumbai. This decision was made during a meeting led by Additional Municipal Commissioner Sudhakar Shinde at the BMC headquarters.

In line with Chief Minister Eknath Shinde's directives, Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has instructed senior officials to spend two hours daily inspecting the cleanliness of Mumbai's roads. Accordingly, Additional Commissioner Sudhakar Shinde, responsible for the SWM department, chaired a review meeting. The meeting was attended by Deputy Municipal Commissioner Chanda Jadhav, Chief Engineer Prashant Taysheyte, and other SWM department officials.

Studying the "Indore Model" for Solid Waste Management
During the meeting, Shinde urged officials to formulate a comprehensive plan for Mumbai's solid waste management system. "As per his instructions, we are planning to study the 'Indore model' by visiting the city and understanding how the waste collection mechanism operates," mentioned a civic official from the SWM department. Indore has consistently ranked as the cleanest city in India for six consecutive years. Civic authorities have also been directed to raise awareness and launch a special campaign to encourage citizens to maintain the city's cleanliness.

Circular from the SWM Department
The SWM department has issued a circular and appointed officials to ensure the city's cleanliness. "A team of seven officials will visit their respective zones and inspect roads, refuse transfer stations, and public toilets once a week between 9 am and 11 am. They are responsible for ensuring the cleanliness of these areas and must submit a weekly report to the Deputy Municipal Commissioner of SWM," explained a senior civic official. In response to the chief minister's observation of uncleanliness during his visit to the Mazagon dock area, the ward official of E ward was transferred by the BMC administration on Friday.

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