Indore is the cleanest
Indore being ‘crowned” India’s cleanest city for the fourth year running holds out a lesson for administrators in the other big cities (Inside pages, August 21). Indore’s success lies in political and administrative will, the cooperation of municipal authorities, NGOs, private companies and citizens. What started as a ‘bin-less city model’ was soon facilitated by door-to-door garbage collection through ‘GPS enabled garbage vans’ tracked from a command centre. Segregation of waste at source was the next move followed by the processing of recyclable and non-recyclable waste. Other steps were road cleaning every night, dustbins on wheels to stop littering, and a system of punishment and rewards.
Vishal Dabas, New Delhi