Indore: Adjudged as cleanest city in the country for two years in a row, Indore now stands on verge making a hat trick. Will it able to pull off a hat trick? The answer will be known when results of Swachh Survekshan -2019 would be announced in New Delhi on Wednesday.
“We are pretty sure of clinching cleanest city tag for third consecutive year,” said a confident mayor Malini Gaud before leaving for New Delhi.
Municipal commissioner Asheeh Singh and leader of Opposition in IMC Fozia Shekh Alim also left for New Delhi to participate in the award function.
Gaud said efforts put in by IMC officials and sanitation workers and above all people’s behavioral change would ensure that city will make a hat trick in Swachh Surveskhan.
In 2017, the launch of door-to-door collection garbage, dust-free roads and garbage bin-free city helped Indore to win cleanest city tag. In 2018, segregation of waste at source helped it to retain the tag.
This year, disposal of wet waste at source, 3R initiative and removal of 15 lakh tonnes of waste from trenching ground to become a landfill-free city are steps, which will put Indore ahead of other Indian cities.
“Getting rid of legacy waste of 15 lakh tonnes in just six months was something, which made national headlines,” said IMC’s solid waste consultant Asad Warsi.
The work of setting up compost units in commercial and residential buildings was taken on war-footing in the city ahead of cleanliness survey conducted in January. As per information, 240 compost units were set up by different organisations while 368 units were set up in gardens, 76 in residential colonies and 10 in big plants. Warsi stated that no city in the country responded so promptly to call of IMC to set up compost units and make organic manure at homes.