Efforts on to transform Itanagar into one of cleanest cities: Dhawan

Efforts on to transform Itanagar into one of cleanest cities: Dhawan

ITANAGAR, Feb 7: Some initiatives leave behind a mark for everyone to remember, such is the effort of Itanagar Capital Complex district administration to transform Itanagar into one of the cleanest cities of India, said DC Prince Dhawan while attending a programme organised at the premises of DN College here today to distribute sanitary equipments to NGOs/SHGs outsourced by Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) for door-to-door collection of garbage.

The sanitary equipments distribution ceremony also coincided with awareness on installation of GPS tracking on sanitation vehicles and geo based attendance of sanitation staff which would be the first ever solution being implemented in North East region by any urban local body.

As per Swachh Survekshan, Itanagar was listed 3rd dirtiest city in India in 2016 and 216th cleanest city in India in 2017. “However, our aim is to bring Itanagar to the list of top 50 cleanest cities of India in 2018,” said the DC and sought cooperation of every individual in this endeavour. He lauded the dedicated team of administrative officers of Capital Complex and the IMC who are working hard to ensure that the city is clean.

He briefed about the new initiative of the installation of GPS tracking on sanitation vehicles that would track the real time movement of vehicles and in case, any vehicle doesn’t come to pick up the garbage it would immediately come to the knowledge of concerned authorities through SMS and e-mail.

He also briefed about Geo based attendance system for labourers which is in the form of a wrist band that would automatically register the attendance of the labourers within his designated workplace. The system would thus bring transparency, accountability and effective management and monitoring of garbage collection. He further informed that the details of the driver and labourers are available in the website www.itanagar.nic.in and that every ward has a designated garbage collection vehicle.

Highlighting the role of NGOs/SHGs who have been outsourced for door to door collection of municipal solid waste, the DC stressed that apart from cleaning and collection of garbage, they should ensure timely collection of garbage collection charge. They should also challan individuals found littering or households that doesn’t hand over garbage to the garbage collectors. He also emphasized on the importance of segregation of wastes into biodegradable and non-biodegradable.

Deputy Chief Councillor Tarh Nachung thanked the Deputy Commissioner for his initiatives and hoped that the system would help bring a better garbage management system.

CMEO Dr Olik Taring also highlighted the importance of Swachhta and termed every individual as stakeholder and hoped that the programme would be a fruitful one.

Municipal Executive Engineer Tadar Tarang gave a PPT presentation on distribution of sanitary items, solid waste management and centrally controlled command system. IMC staff L Nyodu also presented a PPT on Swachh Survekshan and briefed about its different parameters.

Later, the DC distributed essential sanitation items like jackets, gumboots, raincoat, gloves, etc to the sanitation staffers. He also distributed dustbins to the NGOs and directed them to further distribute two dustbins each to every household to segregate wastes at source itself.

The programme was attended was by all the Councillors, administrative officers, NGOs/SHGs among others. (DIPRO)


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