In yet another step towards making the city clean, the Jabalpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) is all set to appoint those residents brand ambassadors who are connected with at least 4000 friends on the Facebook.
The initiative is being taken by the municipal corporation to connect more people under the cleanliness campaign to make the city cleaner.
Residents who have at least 4000 Facebook friends can send a screenshot on the Whatsapp account of mobile phone number 9827564683 of the JMC till 2 pm on November 18, 2016. Priority will be given to the residents having maximum Facebook friends residing in Jabalpur.
In past the municipal corporation has introduced Apna Nigam Mobile App to facilitate the residents to upload pictures of garbage lying on the streets or the roadside so that it could be lifted from the area instantly.
The door-to door collection of garbage is introduced in 36 municipal wards and process is going on to extend the facility in all 79 wards.
“The municipal corporation will use the social media platform to connect more residents in the drive to make the city clean, JMC commissioner Ved Prakash told HT.
The corporation will invite suggestions from the brand ambassadors for more initiatives to be taken in this direction besides supplying them reading material to create awareness among the residents for proper disposal of garbage, he said.
The municipal corporation has planned to install sensors on the entrance gate of each house to ensure regular collection of garbage, the municipal commissioner said.
“The tender process to allocate contract for supply and installation of the sensors is underway”, Veed Prakash added.
Jabalpur city ranked 63rd among top 73 clean cities of the country in a list of the Swatchhta Sarvekshan carried out under the Swtachch Bharat Abhiyan by the Centre whose report was released in February 2016.
Over 450 tons per day of garbage is generated in the city and it is disposed by dumping in the landfill sites.