Moving a step forward towards a greener city, Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has embarked upon an ambitious plan to give a facelift to all major parks of the city. The civic body is soon going to formally launch "Mission Swachh Parks" on the lines of Swachh Bharat Mission.
Around 225 parks will be renovated under the mission which has already been started on June 1. The focus of the drive will be cleanliness in all popular forest sanctuaries, reserved forest areas, green belts, parks and animal welfare establishments.
The civic body will follow standard operating procedures (SOP) for the mission and will introduce a grading system for the parks. The parameters for the gradation include maintenance of boundary walls, gates, signage displayed around the park, benches, functional toilets, dustbins, water-carriers, composting pits and proper lighting.
“We have already started the process for a clean and hygienic environment in the parks while maintaining ecological balance. We will also spread awareness about the drive among the general public,” Amit Khatri, Additional Joint Commissioner, MCG, told City Spidey.
The civic body, he added, would carry out inspection of the parks on a regular basis. These swachh parks will also build a standard sanitary infrastructure that includes child and disabled-friendly toilets. Currently, the dilapidated city parks lack toilet facility.
Four types of colour-coded dustbins, categorised for paper, leftover food, discarded empty bottles and plastic waste, will be installed in the parks for segregation of waste. Various civic agencies will be directed to install composting pits of adequate size.