Panvel City Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has left no stone unturned to feature among the top 10 clean cities at the nationwide Swachh Survekshan-2018 competition. The civic body has installed around 100 compost units as part of zero garbage initiative and deployed 26 nodal officers and a number of area coordinators to monitor the daily cleanliness activities.
Over 282 community and public toilets have been installed, renovated and repaired as of now. Out of which 31 public toilets have been linked to google maps for public feedback system to rate the facility.
In aiming to give the much-needed thrust for cleanliness initiatives in various nodes, the administrative of PCMC has decided to form area level management committee, which will have educationists, intellectuals and NGO representatives.
“We have also included local scribes in the area level management committee among other observers. Our focus is on crowded places like railway station circulating areas and bus depots to maintain utmost cleanliness. Nodal officers have been appointed to ensure that swachh norms are adhered to in their respective pockets and it will be a continuous process.” Said Sudhakar Shinde, Municipal Commissioner, PCMC.
The Civic body has engaged schools to constitute cleanliness committee to conduct competitions and create awareness in the neighbourhood. NSS and MBA students have been roped in to promote solid waste management, downloading of mobile app and encouraging people for composting.
Nodal officers of PCMC have been closely monitoring the large housing societies that have an area of 5,000 sqm and generating over 100 kg of waste daily to segregate the waste and promote compositing.
Hoardings and posters have also been put up at junctions. Signages have been installed at all petrol pump toilets. All shops have been provided with two garbage bins. Hotels and restaurants have been instructed to manage their own waste.