Municipal Enforcement - Addl Inputs

Below are some of the key inputs as identified by you in regards to improving Municipal Enforcement of Swachh Bharat, esp working with Police. Kindly review and if you have any additional inputs, please share them. This is a critical to improving cleanliness and civic sense in cities.

Improving Municipal Enforcement

1. The municipal and police leadership of every city should meet on Swachh Bharat and lay out an yearly plan and implementation strategy
2. The ULBs must develop robust guidelines for all violations, do’s and don’ts with knowledge assistance from Central Government and inputs from Citizens
3. The ULB field staff and local police must be given training on Swachh Bharat guidelines and penalties for littering, civic sense, garbage dumping/burning, vendors/hawkers, open urination/defecation
4. The ULBs should tie up with the city police so that the police patrol cars can keep an eye on the street vendors and make sure that they do not litter the place around them
5. The police patrol cars could also be asked to devote 15 minutes every day to fine the people who litter streets
6. ULBs should tie up with the city RWAs and delegate to them, the responsibility of keeping their area clean and should be empowered by the ULB to impose a fine
7. The fine and incentive based “Swachh Force” flying squad model as outlined in addressing littering discussion in Swachh Bharat circle can be implemented at a neighbourhood level if supported properly by ULB and Police
8. ULBs could also tie up with different NGOs to go in the identified areas and create awareness about cleanliness and Swachh Bharat mission
9. The center should also tie up with an external agency who would yearly rate the best and the worst municipality of the country. This would make sure that the top bosses try to climb up the rating ladder every year
10. Ratings of municipal departments by citizens as recently initiated by LocalCircles should be considered by Central Government before fund allocation decisions are made on any program
11. The municipal corporations should on a regular basis tie up with schools/students/teachers to educate people in the community. This will serve a dual purpose of educating common man and the younger generation at large
12. Recruiting the services of ex-army personnel to work alongside our civic staff could also be considered. This way, the ULBs would help rehabilitate the ex-jawans and also infuse discipline in the municipality set up. more  

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We propose that in each mohalla, the names, mobile numbers and photos of the safai karmcharis and naiks responsible for cleanliness there should be put up so that residents know who to contact if garbage accumulates. Dood-to-door collection of segregated waste and its recycling should also be included in these guidelines.Otherwise waste is just going to be moved from one place to another. The three R's are a must! more  
Please go ahead with the points by placing it before the appropriate authority. more  
Very good points, but how to implement it? Depending on the Muncipality ratings, the Commissioner or the concerned has to be made responsible & immediate steps have to be taken against them. Proper training in this regard has to be given to the right personnel for the implementation. more  
make the municipality implement the rules around waste management. The rules specifically state that it is the responsibility of the municipality to create awareness about proper waste management. Please check what percentage of the fund outlay is allocated to this purpose. There are case studies which indicate that behaviour change happens in India as well as around the world once awareness campaigns are launched and citizens made aware on how to change habits. Coercion never works because the rule breakers are the one who are at the top. Build a bottom up approach like a pyramid and then you will see that the structure is robust enough to stand the test of times. more  
Every shop that sells tea, biscuits and other snacks should be made responsible for the garbage around their shop. Their customers throw paper cups, wrappers and waste on the ground, even if there is a bin. We can't catch the customers who have walked away,but we can insist that the shopkeeper keeps the surroundings clean. Make him pick up the mess and then fine him. Ban them from using plastic plates and cups, as they are not bio- degradable. The 2 bin system for wet and dry is used all over the world except in India. Bins are put out on the road once a week and the garbage truck comes and empties them into the relevant trucks. You can get rid of the stinking, overflowing garbage dumps with this system. People use small bins in the house and empty them into the big bins outside when needed. Plastic bin liners made from recycled plastic make it easy to empty the bins.For apartments, communal outside bins are used which are larger.The residents tie up their garbage bags and put them in the big bins. more  
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