Coal hubs keep fingers crossed

Dhanbad: The municipal corporations in both Dhanbad and Chas seem to be prepared for the Swachh Survekshan 2018, beginning Thursday.

In the last survey, Dhanbad had ranked 33 among cities with more than 10 lakh population and Chas came fourth among towns with less than 5 lakh population.

The DMC has consolidated its door-to-door garbage collection drive in 23 out of 55 wards by roping in women self-help groups in addition to private agencies and NGOs.

In Chas, 35 wards have been covered with the help of voluntary outfits. The civic body has also installed nine composting tumblers of 200 litres each with the help of IIT(ISM) students. These will generate manure from kitchen and other biodegradable waste.

The 22 small tipper trucks, which were rolled out in Dhanbad from December 16 in addition to the existing 10, have gone a long way in ensuring timely disposal of garbage. This, in turn, revved up garbage collection.

The Chas corporation too has procured four new tipper vans in addition to the 12 it has. The corporation has also installed 140 special vats in as many residential and commercial sites for waste segregation.

"We have completed our preparations for the pan-India survey and are expecting a better rank than last year," said Dhanbad municipal commissioner Rajeev Ranjan.

Chas deputy mayor Avinash Kumar said the composting tumblers would help them score.


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