PUNE: In an urge to achieve a seven-star rating for cleanliness during the Centre’s 2020 Swachh Survekshan survey, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has taken a decision to outspread door-to-door waste collection service to every household in the city.
Sourabh Rao, Municipal Commissioner of PMC said, “The 2020 Swachh Survekshan has started and the PMC has participated in it, aiming for ODF++ status and a seven-star rating in the survey. The norms set for this goal are very tough and include 100 per cent waste collection and segregation at every doorstep.”
SWaCH (Solid Waste Collection and Handling), an organisation of rag pickers, is involved in door-to-door waste collection in the city for the last 10 years. The PMC has prepared a rapid action plan to achieve the target of 100 per cent waste collection at the doorstep between October and December. “A total of 1.45 lakh properties have been covered under the door-to-door waste collection by rag pickers of SWaCH organisation. Now, we are prepared to cover the remaining properties as well,” said Rao
According to the municipal commissioner, the door-to-door waste collection will be implemented ward-wise and the civic body has to incur an additional cost.