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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.    - MCGM - NGO Council MOU 
- Guiding Principles 
- BMC - NGO - Citizens meeting

  - Advance Locality Management Groups (ALM) / Local Area Citizens Committee (LACC) page 
  - Slums      


Rules under finalisation by MCGM (Please respond urgently)      

Proposed Municipal Solid Waste (Prohibition of Littering and Regulation of Segregation, Storage, Delivery and Collection) Rules 2006     
- Index of Rules (19 Feb 06)
Complete Rules (21 Feb 06) 
- Implementation Schedule (24 Jan 06) 
  - Guiding Principles for Prosposed MSW Rules 2006  (24 Jan 06) 
Targets for Year 1 (24 Jan 06) 
- Suggested steps for any campaign incl. littering (12-12-05) 

Proposed Trade Refuse Charges for Hotels & Restaurants (pdf) (12 Jan 06)  
- Proposed Trade Refuse Charges for Hotels & Restaurants (pdf) (30-12-2005) (old)


BMC Route Plans for Collecting Biomedical Waste
City Division
- Eastern Suburb Division
- Western Suburb Division 
BMC Waste Collection Route Plans (Please Comment)

- BMC Waste Collection Route Plans for A Ward (13 Feb 06)
- BMC Waste Collection Route Plans for B Ward (14 Feb 06)
- BMC Waste Collection Route Plans for D (East) Ward (17 Feb 06)
- BMC Waste Collection Route Plans for D (Central) Ward (17 Feb 06) 



BMC Tenders 

- Tender for cleaning of roads & footpaths under "Parivartan Prakalp" Clean Mumbai Campaign: No. 206317 dt. 03-02-06 (marathi - pdf) (22 Feb 06)
- BMC SWM Dept invites bids for composting/vermicomposting or bio-gas projects 
- SWM Dept invites bids for Consultancy Services   



NGO Council Recommended 

- All product packages should have waste disposal method symbol (27 Jan 2006)
- 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 Oct 28, 2005, BMC - NGO Council Cleanliness Group meeting
     - BMC-NGO Oct 28 meeting transcription by Tanya Mahajan      
- BMC-NGO -Citizen-Corporate Partnership Flow Chart 
      - Roles of each BMC-NGO group 


Get Involved
Join the NGO Council Cleanliness Group
Themes and Theme-leaders for Cleanliness in Mumbai
- (Can you / your NGO take up any of these tasks?)  
- 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 
- 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
- Pigeons and their Nuisance  (12-12-05)
- 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) 
- Solid Waste Management event Parivarthan- 2006


Waste pickers / Rag pickers

- Tender for cleaning of roads & footpaths under "Parivartan Prakalp" Clean Mumbai Campaign: No. 206317 dt. 03-02-06 (marathi - pdf) (15 Feb 06)
- Note for suggested BMC policy for Ragpickers -- draft 2(3 Feb 2006) (please respond)
    - Clarifications: note for suggested BMC policy for Ragpickers
(3 Feb 2006)
- Recommendations by Jyoti Mhapsekar of Stree Mukti Sangathan (SMS) for dry waste and waste pickers 
    Organising the Unorganised: Case Study of KKPKP, Pune (Trade Union of Waste-pickers) 
    -  Environmental Entrepreneurship Program for Urban Poor Women by SMS 
Suggestions to make ragpickers stakeholders of the recyclables (3 Feb 2006) 
- Ragpickers run clean revolution (3 Feb 2006) 
- Thane sends rag-pickers to homes to collect trash  (3 Feb 2006) 
- Trash to Fashion - nearly Rs. 1 crore a year by ragpickers 
- Policy for integrating ragpickers in waste collection and disposal system of swm dept. (pdf) 
3 Feb 06 




Government Rules & Acts  

- New solid waste management (SWM) contracts and licences
    - 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 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
- MCGB Market Departments (PDF) (18-12-05) 
- Policy Guidelines for Granting Permission to Utility & Municipal Agencies for Excavation & Reinstatement thereafter (2 Jan 06)
- MCGM Draft Compost Purchase Rules (pdf) (6 Jan 06) 
- Mumbai Sewage Disposal Project  (12 Jan 06) 
- SWM dept. Invitation of Expression of Interest (pdf) (Jan 25 06) 
- MCGM circular to use vermiculture bin for disposal of wet waste dt. 9 Jan 2003 7 Feb 06
- MCGM circular for measures to handle debris lying on footpaths and roads dt. 14 Nov 05 (pdf) 7 Feb 06
- Notifications, rules regarding ban on plastic bags, Government of Himachal Pradesh (13 Feb 06)
- BMC Circulars regarding Sewage Waste Management:  
    -  Immediate steps to be taken for maintaining cleanliness in wards: No. AMC/C/8015/SWM dt.17.08.05 (pdf) (15 Feb 06)
    -  Instructions to Officers for removal of existing debris across key roads in Mumbai: No. AMC/C/636/swm dt.19.10.05 (pdf) (15 Feb 06)
    -  Identifying spaces which can be used for SWM infrastructure/facilities: No. AMC/City/2665/swm of 16.12.05 (pdf) (15 Feb 06)




Links to websites & articles on Cleanliness and SWM 

- What is Urban Poverty?
- Lessons from community-based initiatives in solid waste    
- Community Partnerships in Integrated Sustainable Waste Management 
- Pilot Project on Solid Waste Management in Khulna City   
- CWG WASH Workshop 2006 - Solid Waste, Health and the Millennium Development Goals  
- U. S. Environmental Protection Agency State wise for Solid and Hazardous Waste 
- 200+ Cleanliness articles (including 60 articles by Almitra Patel) 
- Explanation on how o do Vermiculture (2-Jan-06)
- Solid Waste Management - Best Practices in India (pdf) (11 Jan 2006)

- Writ Petition No 2546 between Mumbai Med Waste Action Group V/s MCGM on Bio Medical Waste  (pdf) (17Jan 2006) 
- Garbage bins and the Kyoto protocol. Capitalise on carbon credit trading to solve urban solid waste disposal problem
- Schools learn lesson in better waste management (20Jan 06)
- BMC to put microbes to work at Deonar (20 Jan 06)
- Biomedical waste - Pollution board raps 7 hospitals (20 Jan 06)
Dump debris in low-lying sites, says civic body (24 Jan 06)
- Extended Producer Responsibility: A Responsible Materials Policy  (27 Jan 06)
- A summary of Policy instruments applied around the world to tackle the plastic bags problem (pdf) (13 Feb 06)
- The ban on plastic bags in Goa, Navhind Times February 9, 2006 (13 Feb 06) 
- Plastic Bag Ban in Bangalore, Darjeeling & Goa (
13 Feb 06) 
- Flooding in Mumbai   


People Involved
- NGO Council Community Group Members - Join
   - Meetings / Agenda / Minutes    

  - NGO Council Working Group - Join 

  - NGO Council Core Group 

  - BMC Officials

 - Advance Locality Management Groups (ALM) / Local Area Citizens Committee (LACC) page  

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