How can India Clean at Night: Action Needed and Inputs
How can India Clean at Night:
1.Municipal workers could be deployed in shifts like in other industries
2.Modern equipment should be bought to assist in increasing worker efficiency
3.Workers who do the night shift should be given special allowances
4.This process will also optimize utilization of collection resources, with faster collection and transfer
5.The home dustbins could just be kept outside the house at nights for the municipality to clear them
6.The process should be divided in two parts:
i.Cleaning group in Night Time (before 5 am)
ii. Observer & Inspection group inspection before 8.00 am Day time
7.If public reports garbage anywhere in city after 8.00 am then Observer & Inspection group should be held responsible
8.Night shifts should be on a rotational basis
9.Private companies could be hired to assist the Municipality at nights
10.There will be no traffic problems due to garbage collection trucks
11.Home cleaning could be conducted in the second half of the day between 1 pm - 8 pm and place garbage out at night.
12.Offices could clean post closure starting 7/8 pm and place garbage out by 10 pm.
Here are some things that will have to be considered in the implementation:
1.Non-availability of street lights at night in many places
2.Supervising and controlling the workers could be an issue
3.Attitude of officials - Resistance to a new process as it requires deviation from existing routine. Also, it involves night working for some workers
4.Attitude of people - Hard to adopt a new system. At present household garbage is taken away in the forenoon. In new system, garbage will go out at night
5.Households that employ individual part or full time help for cleaning will have to ensure that cleaner is able to adjust their schedule and work from 1-8 pm timings. more
1. Nothing tangible appears to have been achieved over the past five years, which could be flagged as "success".
2. Local authorities/agencies show activity specially before forthcoming elections, viz. in Delhi.
3. The layman in our country yet seems to consider as below their dignity to keep their surroundings clean. I live in Delhi and I notice that streets are littered every day with the same infection as on the previous day.
4. Today, we have the technology to reach out to the masses through the medium of television. LC to please encourage political leaders to show their faces more often on the TV and to propagate and plead the public at large to help make the "swatch bharat abhiyan" a success. more