The board meeting of Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) is scheduled to take place on January 27. The meeting will be chaired by the Mayor Aaha Lakra.
Deputy Mayor, Municipal Commissioner, Deputy Municipal Commissioner and ward councilors will be a part of the meeting.
The meeting which is conducted on a monthly basis was last held in October 2019 and with the model code of conduct being imposed in the months of November and December, this will be the first since a new Government has come to power.
“As per the Municipal Act, major issues concerning the City will be discussed. Issues related to the engineering sections and maintaining cleanliness will be the topics of discussions with the ward councilors,” said Ranchi Municipal Commissioner Manoj Kumar.
To ensure cleanliness RMC in some wards has floated tenders for primary and secondary ways of collecting garbage. The body also plans to start mechanical sweeping on the roads in the City from February 15 which will take place from 10 pm to 6 am.
“Steps to speed up primary and secondary ways of collecting garbage are also in process. Once this starts it will boost garbage collection and also go a long way in maintaining cleanliness around Ranchi,” said the Municipal Commissioner.
Under primary collection, all houses will be provided with separate bins for wet and dry waste. “With the help of these computerised chips, RMC will be able to monitor that garbage from which house has been collected and at what time. This will help in monitoring the number of houses garbage was collected from on a daily basis,” added the official.
The vehicles used for garbage collection will also have separate compartments for dry and wet waste.
In the secondary form of garbage collection, smart bins fitted with sensors will be placed at public places and market areas. “About 200 such bins will be placed across the City. The sensor fitted bins will have to be cleaned in half an hour’s time once it’s full,” said Kumar.
The previous meeting’s work will also be reviewed ensuring that the decisions made are followed by the ward councilors.