Kalaburagi Mayor impressed by Mumbai’s waste management

Kalaburagi Mayor Sharan Kumar Modi (left) with his Mumbai counterpart Vishwanath Mahadeshwar in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Kalaburagi Mayor Sharan Kumar Modi (left) with his Mumbai counterpart Vishwanath Mahadeshwar in Mumbai on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: - ARUN KULKARNI

Kalaburagi Mayor Sharan Kumar Modi, who is on a study-tour to Mumbai, was impressed by the performance of Brihan Mumbai Mahanagar Palika (BMMP), the civic body of Mumbai, in various fronts including solid waste management, drinking water supply, tax collection, running of primary health centres and schools. He met Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar and BMMP Commissioner Ajay Mehta on Tuesday and discussed a host of issues concerning civic management.

Speaking to The Hindu over the phone, Mr. Modi said that he would make attempts to introduce many of Mumbai’s civic body’s initiatives in Kalaburagi for giving better civic maintenance.

“Despite having a huge population concentrated in Mumbai’s suburbs, the city is clean and green thanks to the scientific solid waste management and active involvement of citizens. Waste is collected thrice a day and citizens strictly follow the norms of segregation of waste at source. I am impressed by the waste management and keen on putting a similar mechanism in place in Kalaburagi,” he said.

Also impressed by BMMP’s management of health and educational institutions, Mr. Modi said that he would explore the possibilities of introducing similar steps in Kalaburagi. “BMMP runs schools and health institutions on its own. The quality of infrastructure and services are on par with those run by State government. I am also impressed by the way the Mumbai civic body harvests rainwater to meet its drinking requirements.”

Mr. Modi said he had given an invitation to Mumbai Mayor and BMMP Commissioner to visit Kalaburagi and guide the Kalaburagi civic body in the management of various civic issues.

“Mumbai is a city where people from across the country are living. The citizens are better aware of their rights and duties. They are very prompt in paying taxes helping the civic body to introduce better civic amenities. BMMP’s annual budget size is over Rs. 27,000 crore,” he said.

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