The Municipal Corporation (MC) is all set to make Mohali a garbage-free city by March next year to get a better ranking under the Swacch Bharat Mission. A feasibility survey for the same was started in the city to identify the spots where there is a need to install the dustbins and where there is a problem at the secondary garbage collection points.
A civic body official told Chandigarh Newsline that the action plan was made for making the city garbage-free and the corporation is working on a three-point agenda. The official said that the feasibility survey found that the city is 54 per cent garbage-free but the work to make it 100 per cent could be completed by March next year.
“We have started inspecting the secondary garbage collection points. All the points have different capacity. We have made a plan that these points shall be emptied after filling to their 60 per cent capacity, we have installed new dustbins, almost 54 per cent areas of the city are garbage free,” the official claimed.
Meanwhile, the sources in the MC said that Bathinda is the only city which is 90 per cent garbage-free, however, Mohali, which is considered ‘modern city’ is far behind Bathinda.
Mohali had slipped 44 points from previous year’s 109 to 153 in Swachh Survekshan 2019. The absence of waste management plant was one of the major reasons for the city’s poor performance.
Mayor Kulwant Singh said that they were making all efforts to make the city garbage-free. He added that the survey will be completed soon.
The MC is already planning to buy a garbage redemption machine for clearing the garbage dump in Industrial Area Phase VIII.