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BMC and the NGO Council are working on creating formal engagement mechanisms with each other. The first area is regarding Cleanliness in Mumbai. This page lists information pertaining to the co-operation idea, cleanliness group participants, views, suggestions, and articles pertaining to cleanliness. If you are interested in being involved, please email us

Cleanliness Resource Groups for Citizens  
    - Sun, 11 Dec: Site Visit to Model ALM at Kandivli E    


NGO Council Recommended Policy Framework for a Clean Mumbai 

- Solid Waste Management Flow Chart proposed by NGO Council Cleanliness Group
- Mission : Mumbai Chakachak - 'Policy Framework Recommendations for a Clean Mumbai 28   
Oct 2005

- Minutes of October 28, 2005, BMC - NGO Council Cleanliness Group meeting on Cleanliness     
    - BMC-NGO Oct 28 meeting transcription by Tanya Mahajan

- BMC-NGO -Citizen-Corporate Partnership Flow Chart 
      - Roles of each BMC-NGO group 


Can you / your NGO take up any of these tasks?  


Themes and Theme-leaders for Cleanliness in Mumbai  
- Suggested / Interested members in BMC-NGO Cleanliness Group 
- Minutes of  Nov 16: Wed: 4 - 6 pm - Meeting of NGO Cleanliness Group 
      - Wet Waste Management notes by theme leader Harshad Gandhi 
- Note on Hotel Waste by theme leader Vinda Wagh 
- Note on hotels and hospital food waste management  

- Household hazardous waste - Steps to safe management - Dr.Kishore Wankhade Toxics Link Mumbai  
Cleanliness: at JVPD by GEETANJALI 
- Recommendations by PETA to clean Deonar 
    -  Deonar Investigation Report by PETA 
    -  Animal Handling - Best Practices 
- Recommendations by Jyoti Mhapsekar of Stree Mukti Sangathan (SMS) for dry waste and waste pickers 
    -  Organising the Unorganised: A Case Study of the Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (Trade Union of Waste-pickers) 
    -  Environmental Entrepreneurship Program for Urban Poor Women by SMS 

- Medical Waste Handling suggestions by Medwaste 
- Rotary's Apna Parisar / Rotary's Apna Parisar Roadmap
- United Way's Mumbai Renewal Plan
- Cleanliness and Solid Waste Management: B- Ward Project in Mumbai 
- MEDC's initiatives for a clean Mumbai
- Proposal for ProVention- Disaster Management Cell of NMIMS      
- Urban agriculture on stabilised city waste by Almitra Patel      
- Creating critical awareness and promoting best practices on solid waste management in selected areas of western and central suburbs of Mumbai by AGNI(12-12-05)

- 621+ Advance Locality Management Groups (ALMs) in Mumbai       
- BMC list of 17 engineers incharge of cleanliness in different wards (solid waste department)  
Suggestions by Chembur ALM, Kandivli ALM, Lokhandwala ALM
Profile of Pestom Sagar ALM / Pestom Sagar ALM in the news

- Statistics of waste generated daily 
      - Cleanliness statistics - 1 - Almitra Patel  
      - Cleanliness statistics - 2 - Priya Ubale 
- Right to Information Application by Dr. Ramesh Wasudeo  

 Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai Ward Information 

 Pigeons and their Nuisance  (12-12-05)

Government Rules & Acts  

 Municipal Solid Wastes - (Prohibition of Littering, and Regulation of Segregation, Storage, Delivery and Collection) Rules 2005              
      - Abstract
      - Draft rules - littering, segregation, etc. (old) 
     - Comments 1 - MSW Littering / Segregation Rules --- comments by Vinay 
            - Summary of littering / segregation rules - draft 1 (12-12-05) (NGO responses needed urgently)     
            - Which waste is which waste type? (12-12-05)
            - Suggested steps for any campaign incl. littering (12-12-05) 
         - Schedule of fines  (16-12-05) 
- New solid waste management (SWM) contracts and licences (NGO responses needed urgently) 

    - Schedule of Penalties
    -  Vinay's Comments: Desired objectives & terms for tender for waste transport contractors 
MSW container specifications
 - Construction & demolition & de-silting waste (management & disposal) guidelines (NGO responses needed urgently)  
    -  NGO Council recommendations / comments on C & D and De-silting Waste (M & D) Guidelines - Sep 05 
- Report of Committee of Supreme Court - March 1999 on SWM in Class 1 Cities of India
- Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000  
    -  Guidelines for Implementation of MSW (M&H) Rules, 2000  
- Bio-Medical Waste (M & H) Rules, 1998
- Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Amendment Rules, 2000  
- Dhaka Recommendation 2004 on Waste Management 
- Re-cycled Plastics Manufacture and Usage Rules, 1999 
Integrated Approach For Plastics Waste Management  
- BMC- Environment status report - 2002-2003  
- Permitting the rag pickers to collect the waste from homes, shops and market places 
- Maharashtra Pollution Control Board website

Discussion Papers 
- Strategy for a Clean Mumbai 
Para-by-para response by Save Bombay Committee and Prakruti on Strategy for Clean Mumbai
- Integrated Solid Waste Management (Citizen Perception) 50 page pdf book by Priya Salvi 
- Meeting at BARC on management of biodegradable waste   

Other Links:  

- 200+ Cleanliness articles (including 60 articles by Almitra Patel)
- 32 Environment NGOs 
- Flooding in Mumbai      


For Cleanliness Task 
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