Officer:- Municipal Central Workshop Compound,
22/29, Approach Road
Briefly profile of Gandhinagar and Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation.
Gandhinagar is the 8th municipal corporation in Gujarat , having a population of more than 2 lakhs and spread over an area of 56 sq. km.
The city is witnessing a major construction / infrastructure boom as well as a steady population increase. It is a growing hub of education, information technology.
The Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation (GMC) provides some of basic services to citizens of Gandhinagar such as Gandhinagar, solid waste management, Gandhinagar transportation providing medical are some of the key services. For effective service provision and smooth administration to all citizens. GMC has divided its activities into activities into 6 wards.
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN GANDHINAGAR
The Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF), Govt. of India issued a notification on the 25th September, 2000 under the Environment Protection Act 1986 stating that all cities and towns of India should undertake municipal solid waste management as prescribed by the rules. These are known as "The Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules 2000".
Almost 60 Metric Tons of solid waste is generated from the city on a daily basis. This waste is collected, transported, treated and disposed according to Rules.
Nearly 50 percent of the entire waste is collected from municipal bins and from street sweeping. Street Sweeping is carried out on all 365 days by 167 permanent workers from the morning 7:00 am to 12:00 am and 3 pm to 6 pm on all roads of the city.
GMC introduced a new concept of door / Gate to dump since July 2014, in which the GMC appointed contractor collects waste from residential units in the morning hours and from commercial units in the evening in closed Hydraulic Euro III vehicles.
The waste from these vehicles is transferred to transfer stations from each ward to the treatment plants. The project is successfully covering 100% of all residential & commercial units, on all 365 days of the year. 65 Vehicles have been deployed that start the collection process from 7 am onwards.
GMC has identified more than 941 locations as waste collection points. 120 closed body M.S. Community storage bins have been provided on 120 sites for waste collection. These containers are lifted when fully fill up.
GMC has developed a fully mechanized transportation system for door to door waste that ensure handling of waste only once. Further GMC has also arranged the secondary waste transportation system & ensure timely & efficient removal of waste from its collection point.
GMC has deployed 11 trucks mounted road vacuum sweeping machines and 4 self ride on road vacuum sweepers for efficient clearing of the city.
GMC has deployed 6 tractors trolly, 2 trucks, 5 tractor lifter, dumper placer, 5 compactor, 2 dead animal vans. GMC deploys more than 150 total vehicles / equipments on daily basis for efficient handling of waste cleaning of the city.
OTHER INITIATIVES OF GANDHINAGAR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION IN SWM SECTOR
Information, Education and Commercial activities for awareness among the citizen of Gandhinagar.
GMC has initiated IEC (Information, Education and Communication) activities for generating awareness among the general public towards cleanliness, waste treatment & waste disposal. Activities include formation of committees, conducting group meetings in the wards, advertisement in newspaper, distribution of pamphlets, erecting of banners, conducting street plays, organizing of rallies involving school & college students. Imparting awareness training to municipal staff and councilors has also been included.