Aurangabad’s Vaijapur Municipal Council has been acknowledged for its efforts for waste management.
The state government felicitated the council for securing a three star rating in solid waste management programme organised in Mumbai recently.
The urban development department of the state government acknowledged and awarded the urban local bodies that did a good job in Central government’s Swachh Survekshan 2019.
At the event, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis felicitated Vaijapur Municipal Council (VMC) team for securing 42nd rank at All India level for claiming the three star rating for garbage free cities
Centre for Applied Research & People’s Engagement (Carpe) has been working in solid waste management Zone 6 of Aurangabad also worked with Vaijapur to help it in achieving this success.
According to Vaijapur chief officer Vitthal Dake, the same model implemented across Aurangabad can be used in Vaijapur though it is a smaller city. The steps undertaken for the model included awareness on segregation, route mapping of garbage vehicles and training of sanitation staff.