sulabh swatchh bharat

Tuesday, 12-December-2017

Tech for Sanitation

Municipal Corporation of Delhi is equipping the safai karmcharis with mobiles and other high tech gadgets, taking the swachhta efforts to a whole new height

Keeping Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission in mind, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is trying to transform itself to match the global standards of cleanliness. Being the capital of the country, there are a lot of agencies working in the city. But the responsibility of cleanliness lies squarely on MCD. In order to optimally perform their duty and deliver a message to the country through their work, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has planned to provide its safai karmcharis with different high tech services. These facilities include a mobile phone with connection, regularisation of daily workers, social security for salaried personnel through insurance, free hold of flats through Ambedkar Housing Scheme, dumpsters in industrial area, two female toilets and a toilet for differently abled in each ward of the building, etc. These are estimated to cost around Rs 4 crore. A special provision for the corporation’s planned expenditure has already been passed in the recent budget.The Chairman of the NDMC’s most important Standing Committee, Pravesh Vahi put down the details of this scheme in a special meeting. These details are based on the budget estimation of year 2016-17 and 2017-18. The budget proposal starts with its commitment - Delhi is the capital of the country and we are responsible to keep it clean. We are helping to realise the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat mission by adopting hygiene and keeping our areas clean. The corporation is taking a huge step in this direction by providing their regular cleaning staff mobile phone with connection. This feature has been especially provided to the cleaning staff so to facilitate communication among the staff. It will also prove beneficial to the public as well, if the