With the introduction of at least two garbage collection vans in each ward, Bhopal Municipal Corporation is gearing up to improve the city’s ranking in Swachh Sarvekshan Survey (Urban) to be conducted in January next year.
Mayor Alok Sharma said 85 wards of the state capital would soon have two dedicated vans to collect garbage and clean littered areas whenever reported.
This is the second initiative aimed at improving Bhopal’s ranking in the survey after “roko toko abhiyan” was launched in October to curb open defecation.
Sharma told HT, “In the last Swachh Sarvekshan Survey (Rural), Bhopal performed poorly. Before we transform Bhopal into a smart city, it needs to have more cleanliness. This time hopefully we will improve ranking in urban areas survey.”
The mayor said, “We have distributed one van to the wards under corporators’ fund, the other van will be distributed within 15 days under mayor’s fund.”
Results of the survey will be declared in March. Around 500 cities and towns with a population of 1 lakh and above will be ranked on six parameters, including open defecation free, door to door garbage collection and collection and disposal of solid waste.