Residential Societies and Colonies - Success Stories

Dear all:

Below are some of the compiled success stories on cleaning as shared by some of you. If you have a case study on how your residential society/colony is keeping itself clean, please do share in 3-4 lines as a response to this post.

We will be compiling them all and sharing it in this national circle, with the senior leadership in Urban Development and with the urban local bodies.

Also, it will provide ideas to other citizens in this circle on what can be done.

We look forward to your inputs!


How various residential societies/colonies are engaging in cleanliness through citizen efforts?

1. Resident arrange monthly cleanliness drive in their society at C block, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi
2. People in Navi Mumbai have self-abolished polythene bags and take their own jute bag with them for shopping
3. Panchvati apartments in Vikaspuri, New Delhi have implemented Water Harvesting which also treats waste water and reduces wastage, which prevent overflowing of the drains to a certain extent
4. Milloni CHS housing at Nerul, Navi Mumbai has teamed up with their neighbouring society to successfully organize joint cleaning drives in the area. NMMC officials and the Corporator also participate in these drives. Their society notice boards have regular updates on the subjects taken from LocalCircles. It is turning into a culture and residents have adopted it
5. At Krishna Vihar, residents collect food waste and solid waste separately. Food waste is converted to compost for the garden use and solid waste is sold out
6. The RWA of Dalanwala, Dehradun has teamed up with a local NGO named Waste Warriors to raise funds to employ 3 full time waste/cleanliness workers in the area. There are visible improvements in the area
7. The Co-operative Colony in Coimbatore rigorously follow source segregation and recycling of waste
8. Gandhi Vihar in Patna has residents devoting atleast 2 hours every week towards cleaning their colony
9. Yelahanka New Town in Bengaluru has initiated a Community Waste Management project
10. Model Public School in Barbaspur UP follows the Swachh Bharat mission very strictly in their school. Every day after assembly, students clean their classes and pick up the unwanted fallen material and disposes it in the dustbins
11. Many colonies in Navi Mumbai are installing Daily Composting Machine to convert wet waste into compost
12. The Kubti Mohalla in Bhavnagar organizes a cleanliness drive on every public holiday more  

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There are as many as six societies in the compound.The road leads to another rear vacant plot.This road is now maintained by corporation since last few months after decades of neglecting it. more  
The Advance Locality Management prog (ALM) is Good move for clean safe and green soceity These ALMs work on various Eco- friendly issues in their own areas and come with innovation to support MCGM. Partnership for effective urban Management.To improve the delivery of services, people’s participation was of utmost importance.Understanding the issue, the residents decided to collectively apply the principle of thre ‘R’s, ‘reduce-reuse-recycle’ along with segregation of waste at the source. Citizens formed a ‘Street Committee’ and maintained vigilance to prevent littering. Rag pickers were engaged in this scheme, for door-to-door waste collection and speedy removal of segregated waste. The Street Committee approached the MCGM and formalized the partnership wherein the ‘Street Committee’ would ensure the three ‘R’s and waste segregation, whereas the MCGM would carry out street cleaning, regular pick-uo of the garbage collection, and disposal. The scheme was then adopted by surrounding lanes voluntarily.MCGM for implementation in Mumbai city. The ALM movement that started with the objective of cleanliness (Zero Garbage’) has gradually spread to other areas of people’s grievance regarding civic services like maintenance of road in the locality, improvement in water supply, check on unauthorized construction, and monitoring
unauthorized hawking. It has provided a forum to the citizens for participating in SWM and in improving the city’s environment. To note is the fact that the ALMs are largely middle and high income based groups, whose interest is ‘Clean City’, at the exclusion of the poor. Hence, although many of the initiatives of the ALMs are recommendable, these have become organised forums for the support for evictions of slum dwellers and the pavement dwellers from public space.Transparency and accountability, along with the relationship that developed between the people and the Municipal Corporation after the implementation of the project assured that the results achieved by the initiatives have a spiralling and long lasting effect. The ALM societies generated their own resources to undertake SWM, this being an indication that the concept of ALM was moving towards financial self-sustainability at society level. more  
our society member follows separation and handing over wet garbage daily to corporation and dry twice a week.... no problem yet.. more  
We have made one rule that every body should use the dust bin supplied by the Municpal .No body can throw the garbage on the road or back side of the house. more  
i stay in 4floors buildg there is not much parking space but i make sure all i collect all the wet garbage n dry it on terrace n collect all kitchen water like vegetables n rice n dal washing water n make sure tht all the buildg people n maid collect n put in plant.This is my little initiative. more  
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