according to tribuneindia, Indore ranked as the cleanest city for the fifth year in a row in the Union government’s annual survey on Saturday.
Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC), which is the mastermind behind this achievement, has also generated decent amount of revenue and profit along with cleaning the city.
corporation employs about 8,500 sanitary workers in three shifts from 6 am to 4 am, 22 hours a day to keep the city clean.
“A new 550-ton capacity bio-CNG plant is going to be commissioned soon, which will take the civic body’s annual earnings from waste treatment to Rs 10 crore,” said Asad Warsi, the IMC’s advisor for the Swachha Bharat Abhiyan to PTI
“At present, the private companies which make bio-CNG, compost and other products by processing wet and dry waste pay about Rs 8 crore ($1,076,559.20) to the IMC every year” he added
“The city generates 300 million liters per day (MLD) of sewage water. Of this, 110 MLD water is reused to water public gardens, farms and also for construction activities,” Warsi said.
The rules are simple:
For the last six years, there are no big garbage containers in the city.
“About 700 vehicles with compartments to segregate six types of waste including bio-waste such as diapers and sanitary napkins collect garbage from almost every doorstep”, city’s officials said
In August, Indore was also declared the country’s first ‘Water Plus’ city under the Swachh Survekshan 2021 for cleaning up the Kanh-Saraswati river and 25 small and big drains.
This was achieved, primarily, by stopping the release of sewage water into the river and drains from 1,746 public and 5,624 domestic outfalls, officials said.
“Indore has got used to being in the first place,” Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said while congratulating the city earlier in the day.