Kota, a city in Rajasthan, will now take a leaf out of Mumbai's cleanliness drive.
Ratna Jain (47), the mayor of Kota, will visit Mumbai in the second week of June with the city's municipal commissioner to learn more about the drive. She is planning to visit the city in the second week of June. Jain took charge as Kota mayor in November 2009.
Dr Jain wrote to R. A. Rajeev, the additional municipal commissioner, who was transferred two ago as Thane municipal commissioner, on May 17 about her desire to visit Mumbai.
“I am interested in studying the system as Kota needs such a system as well. Actually, it is required every where in the country,” Ratna Jain told Hindustan Times.
She has also requested Rajeev to provide details about the clean-up campaign and to discuss how the system can be implemented effectively in the city.
The city of Kota generates about 300 metric tonnes of garbage every day while Mumbai generates 6,500 metric tonnes.
The clean-up campaign was launched in Mumbai in November 2007.
The marshals were authorised to fine people for spitting, littering and urinating in the public places.
There are at least 410 clean-up marshals who have collected more than Rs 7 crore in fines.
“My vision is a clean and green Kota,” said Jain.
Rajeev said he agreed to extend his help to the Kota mayor.
“We must all strive for a clean neighbourhood, city and ultimately a litter-free nation.”
“I am ready to provide all the technical help the mayor may need,” Rajeev said.