New Delhi: The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has all geared up to take initiatives to improve its ranking in Swachh Sarvekshan 2020. SDMC Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti directed zonal officers and officials of DEMS department to remain vigilant to ensure that all the localities are cleaned up every day with no accumulation of garbage anywhere.
In this direction, the SDMC has set up centers in all four zones to start garbage café, bartan bank, thaila bank where citizens can exchange their garbage, plastic, dry waste, old clothes with utility items like jute bags, cotton bags, organic manure, sweater/t-shirts, plants etc.
In the South Zone, under a new initiative 'Samvardhan', citizens can bring old unused clothes, bedsheets and curtains and get them stitched into utility bags.
The SDMC also gives Swachh Sarvekshan Ranking to 91 hotels under its jurisdiction. A survey was conducted to assess the solid waste management and cleanliness standards in the hotels.
The main indicators for the survey were cleanliness of toilets, availability of dustbin in toilets and rooms, segregation of waste process of wet waste etc. JW Marriott, Aerocity, Sarover Portico, Bijwasan, Umrao Samalkha, The Grand and Hyatt Regency are declared cleanest hotels.
Apart from this, the SDMC is organising awareness programmes and sanitation drives at different places across all the four zones. Additional Commissioner, Health, Randhir Sahay said that these initiatives would enhance the involvement of citizens and make them aware of the relevance and importance of Swachh Sarvekshan 2020.
The SDMC is striving hard to make sanitation activities more focused and result-oriented in order to achieve a better ranking in the Swachh Sarvekshan 2020. “We are involving RWAs and market associations to participate in awareness campaign and sanitation drives. Citizens are being exhorted to participate in our eco-friendly initiatives like garbage café, thaila bank and give their support to make the city clean,” said Randhir Sahay.