Vikas Mitra Drishti 2050, the NGO on whose petition the Indore bench of the high court has directed the collector to oversee the cleanliness of the city, and some web developers have come together and designed a web page 99MyCity.com which will show ground reality of garbage collection in the city.
Vikas Mitra Drishti's Kishore Kodwani and Noor Mohammad and Deepak Gupta of 99MyCity.com said their focus would be the common people and also members of the mohalla samitis, which would have to be constituted by the municipal corporation going by the provisions of the Municipal Corporation Act.
What the people have to do is to click photographs of where garbage is piling up or has been cleared on their mobile phone and send it through mobile application 99MyCity, which can be downloaded from playstore, they said.
The photograph will automatically reach the webpage, and with the help of GPS, it will become aware of the location from where the photograph is taken. "If the garbage has been taken, we will mark it pink on the web page and if garbage is there we will mark it blue," Kodwani said.
The NGO members said their aim is not to embarrass the administration, but to show them where garbage is piling up and where it has been cleared. It will also help the authorities to decide where exactly they need to place the garbage bins.
Gupta, who designed the webpage said they were very encouraged by the response they got so far from the people of the city even though the web page has not been launched officially. "We have only posted it on Facebook and have received nearly 1,000 likes. We are confident that this would be a hit," Gupta said.
Kodwani said it was ultimately up to the administration to take action on the information they get from the webpage. "We will run it for seven days and then hand it over to the authorities," Kodwani said.
It may be mentioned that the district administration has also developed an application to monitor garbage collection and disposal being done by the IMC workers.