MCG hopes to improve swachhta ranking in 2018
Gurugram: The last rankings obtained by Gurugram in the cleanliness survey organised by Union government's urban development ministry among various cities in the country was something the officials were not very proud of. Out of 434 participating cities, Gurugram had got the 112th rank. Though, the public officials can take consolation from the fact that the city has performed better than certain areas of NCR, the ranking is still way below the mark. With the cleanliness survey now expected to kick off in the first week of 2018, challenges that were there earlier still remains. Amid all this, the sceptical residents have started questioning that will city's ranking improve or slide further. On their part, the officials from Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) says that proactive steps have been taken to improve the city's cleanliness.
The Gurugram civic body in cooperation with a Chinese company has begun the process of effective recycling of waste which in turn will also reduce the mounting garbage at Bandhwari site. Initial challenges in the project have resulted in various roadblocks in this initiative. While MCG has sounded optimistic that steps are being taken to ensure citizens effectively segregate waste generated in their homes not many seems to be impressed by the claims of the MCG.
Most of the environmental activists and members of resident welfare associations have claimed of the slow progress by MCG towards improving the situation at Bandhwari landfill site.
Further there have also been complaints that how vacant areas around the colonies are being used by the MCG officials to dump the garbage. There have also been protests in the past by the residents of Sector 17 and Sector 56 over the large disposal of garbage in the vacant areas. There have been various complaints also sent to the Prime Minister Office (PMO) who highlighted their grievances of how a vacant site near a school was converted into a waste dump by the MCG officials.