The Hindu

Indore is the cleanest

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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

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