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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     

BMC Solid Waste Rules 2006 - Municipal Solid Waste (Prohibition of Littering and Regulation of Segregation, Storage, Delivery and Collection) Rules 2006  

- Index of Rules (23 Feb 06)
- Guiding Principles for BMC Solid Waste Rules 2006  (24 Jan 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  

- Manual on Pay and Use Public Sanitary Conveniences in Mumbai (24 Feb 06)
- 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 circul