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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

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'

     Draft Minutes of Oct 28 BMC - NGO meeting on Cleanliness  

     BMC-NGO Oct 28 meeting transcription by Tanya Mahajan
Can you / your NGO take up any of these tasks?  
Suggested / Interested members in BMC-NGO Cleanliness Group

400+ Advance Locality Management Groups (ALMs) in Mumbai

BMC list of 17 engineers incharge of cleanliness in different wards (solid waste department)

BMC-NGO -Citizen-Corporate Partnership Flow Chart

      Roles of each BMC-NGO group 

Statistics of waste generated daily
    Cleanliness statistics - 1 - Almitra Patel  
    Cleanliness statistics - 2 - Priya Ubale 

Government Rules & Acts  
Draft guidelines for prohibition of littering ans segregation of waste (NGO responses needed urgently) 
New SWM contracts for cleanliness (NGO responses needed urgently) 
MCGM Construction and Demolition Waste 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

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

Participants views / suggestions / plans / activities / background:  

Other Links: 

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


For Cleanliness Task Force Team

It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. --Charles Dudley Warner