MCG launched a three-level plan to improve sanitation in Gurugram.

Gurugram: The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has prepared a comprehensive three-level plan to improve sanitation across the city, Divisional Commissioner RC Bidhan said in a meeting held at the Mini Secretariat on Sunday.

An MCG vehicle clears garbage in Civil Lines area of ​​Gurugram. (HT photo)

He announced substantial incentives to encourage the wards, including 1 crore and for the best performing ward in the two-month period 50 lakhs per month for a clean ward. He also emphasized the importance of cooperation between Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) and the administration.

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The Divisional Commissioner outlined the procedure for the structure of the Municipal Corporation. The first tier of the plan consists of Ward Committee comprising former councilors of the respective areas, RWA representatives, Junior Engineers (JEs) and Sub-Divisional Officers (SDOs). These committees will convene regularly, supervised by the SDOs along with the Joint Commissioner of the MCG. Officials privy to the matter said their primary mandate would be to monitor and review sanitation measures in their wards.

“We need active engagement from all stakeholders to achieve the sanitation goals. The initiative aims to not only maintain but also increase sanitation across the entire Grammar, between local authorities and community representatives. Reflects joint efforts.

At the next level, a four-member zonal committee will work on the basis of the feedback received from the ward committee meetings. “This ensures that strategies and measures are continuously improved and implemented. Finally, monitoring of overall sanitation efforts based on reports from District Monitoring Committee, Ward and Zonal Committees headed by an appointed HCS officer. This tiered approach will ensure full monitoring and enforcement at all levels,” he said.

Officials said that the MCG has set up a complaint cell for the convenience of citizens where suggestions or complaints related to cleanliness can be submitted. He shared the government's initiatives to improve sanitation, including placement of 500 dust bins of 1 cubic meter capacity each in different areas of the city. He said that MCG vehicles will clean these garbage regularly.

During the meeting, various RWA representatives shared their suggestions, which were noted by Badhan. “I have directed the MCG authorities to recognize and respect the RWAs who play a vital role in the sanitation efforts,” he said.

MCG Commissioner Narhari Singh Bangar said that they have already cleared thousands of garbage bags from different parts of the city, and now it is up to the residents to ensure that their areas are kept clean. “Our agencies will continue to clean, clear and collect garbage. But instead of complaining that agencies are doing nothing in their area, residents should take responsibility for keeping their surroundings clean.

In January this year, Gurugram was ranked 140th out of 446 cities — its worst ever showing in Swachh Survey since the nationwide survey began in 2016.

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