Even after the Swach Survekshan survey, NMMC still continues to thrive to keep the city clean. After the survey, the city’s garbage segregation has increased by 1%. The civic body is segregating 86% of the garbage, which is highest by any civic body in Maharashtra. By the end of this year, NMMC wants to achieve 100% segregation.
In the year 2017, Navi Mumbai was ranked the eighth cleanest city of India by Swach Survekshan survey. Even before the start of the survey in February, the city was already on its way to becoming a clean city. this year, by April – end, the results of the Swach Survekshan Survey will be declared.
Tushar Pawar, deputy commissioner of NMMC (solid waste management) said, “During the Swachh Suvekshan survey, our garbage segregation was 85%. After the survey was over, we directed our officials to pay more attention and we have seen some positive results.”
“Everyone was assuming that the percentage of segregation will fall after the survey. We have proved them wrong. Our percentage has increased by 1% after the survey. Given the initiatives taken by us, it will not be difficult to achieve 100% garbage segregation by year-end,” he added.
Agreeing to the same, Ramaswamy N, municipal commissioner, believes that will be possible to ensure 100% garbage segregation in this city.
“We are committed to proper collection, segregation and composting of the garbage collected in the city. Keeping this in mind, we started a drive ‘My garbage, my responsibility’ last year. We have been working towards that since the beginning of this year,” he said.