RANCHI: Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) is setting up a 24×7-control room to meet the challenges of waste management. It also has appointed over 2,000 people to take up the job of door-to-door garbage collection after RMC decided to fire the private agency assigned for the job earlier.
Sanjeev Vijaywargiya, deputy mayor said, “Due to the model code of conduct we cannot initiate the process of appointing a new agency for collecting garbage. Until then, RMC will handle garbage collection and disposal on its own. We know there will be problems, so will be setting up a 24×7 control room with a helpline at our office within a week.”
RMC was bound to take this action after receiving complaints about uncollected garbage from various residential localities for the last two-three days. The corporation has taken over 220 garbage collection vehicles so that these can be used in all the 53 wards. However, there are several pockets, which are not being cleaned regularly resulting in garbage piling up. Vijaywargiya said that the municipal body will act immediately and dispose all the garbage at the landfill site in Jhiri.
Ranchi generates nearly 600 MT of garbage every day. RMC has also decided to set up garbage dumping yards at four places, namely, Harmu Road, Jail Road, Doranda and Ratu Road. RMC had conducted a survey of all 53 wards and identified 2,393 lane side drains. At each of these lanes, it would depute a health worker at intervals of 500 meters, added Vijaywargiya.