After JMC’s inaction, Collector to monitor city’s cleanliness

Miffed over poor sanitation, Yadav said city’s waste management system is inadequate

Jaipur: After continuous complaints about the city’s cleanliness system and door-to-door waste collection, District Collector Jagroop Yadav has directed the Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) to take strict action against the contracted firm. District Collector will now himself inspect the city’s sanitation system and seek feedback from the public.

The JMC is failing to keep the city clean. and there are a continuous complaints against the BVG Company of Pune, which is doing door-to-door waste collection in the city. The company’s vehicles in the colonies are not collecting waste. The Collector had last week assigned the officials of the District administration to monitor the cleanliness in all the eight zones of the municipal corporation. Now the collector himself will monitor the cleaning system. In the meeting of officers of various departments, at the District Collectorate, Yadav expressed displeasure over the poor sanitation system of the state capital. Describing the city’s waste management system as inadequate, Yadav instructed the municipal authorities that penalty should be imposed for not lifting the garbage by the responsible firm and if the contract condition does not provide for it, its contract should be cancelled.

“The citizens of Jaipur cannot be left to the mercy of any contracted firm. Garbage must be picked up the same day. Because of the seriousness of the subject, Assistant Collector, SDM and Additional Collector level officers of District Administration have been engaged to monitor garbage collection, transportation and disposal system”, said Yadav in the meeting.

He said he will go out to see door-to-door garbage collection in the city and other arrangements and take feedback from the people in the colonies. The Collector said that the district administration would conduct an audit of the work of the roads repaired by the Public Works Department. In the review meeting, the Collector also directed the JDA and Municipal Corporation to work as planned to improve the condition of roads in the city area.

Yadav said that every person in the district has the right to know the condition of his road and the work of improvement work, so that he can file a complaint in case of discrepancy.

The public would know the status of repair of roads in this manner. Despite repeated calls, the list of roadwork and repair roads done by the PWD has not yet been put on the website. Therefore, it has been decided that the repaired roads should be audited through the revenue system of the district.