As an attempt to improve the chances of getting better ranking in the Swacch Survekshan 2021, the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) has selected two Dehradun based companies to manage sanitation facilities in the new 30 wards of the city.
Moreover, four Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) will also be established in the new wards to recycle the maximum waste generated in these wards. As informed by the chief municipal health officer Dr Kailash Joshi, the corporation selected two Dehradun-based companies to manage the sanitation facilities in 30 new wards of the city. He said that the selected companies will also establish four MRFs to recycle the maximum garbage generated in every ward in order to strengthen the waste management in the city. The officials informed that the products like organic manure and recycled plastic will be generated in the facilities through collected garbage which will help in the easy disposal of the garbage. They further said that out of 30 wards, 15 wards will be provided to each selected company in order to maintain the spirit of competition among the three agencies including Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited (REEL) that manages 69 old wards to perform better in managing sanitation facilities in their respective areas.
Talking about starting door to door garbage collection service in the new wards, Dr Joshi said that since the two companies have been selected recently, they will possibly take some time to make arrangements to manage sanitation facilities in their respective wards due to which the door to door service will possibly start by the last week of this month or at the beginning of February. However, the officials informed that since the commencement of door to door service before the inspection of Swacch Survekshan 2021 in March will add bonus points to the kitty of the city to rank in the top 100 cleanest cities of India, the corporation is trying to initiate this facility as soon as possible.
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 | PNS | Dehradun