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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.  

  January meetings schedule with BMC 
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 (16-Jan-2006) 
Proposed Trade Refuse Charges for Hotels & Restaurants (pdf) (12 Jan 06)  
- Proposed Trade Refuse Charges for Hotels & Restaurants (pdf) (30-12-2005) (old)



 Citizens Resource Centre
- 625 Advance Locality Management Groups (ALMs) in Mumbai  (23-12-05)     
- How to form an ALM?  (PDF) (18-12-05) 
    - Status of ALMs (23-12-05)  
    - Status of ALMs as per BMC list (11 Jan 06)
    - Suggestions by Chembur ALM, Kandivli ALM, Lokhandwala ALM
    - Profile of Pestom Sagar ALM / Pestom Sagar ALM in the news 
    - Pestom Sagar ALM visited (2 Jan 06)
    - Viceroy Park A&B Tower ALM Committee (2 Jan 06)
    - St. Andrews Road (N) Resident's ALM Association (2 Jan 06)
    - Diamond Garden Resident's Forum (2 Jan 06) 
    - Strand Marg Association
- Bombay Dyeing proposal for P. Budkar Marg ALM (3 Jan 06)

- BMC list of 17 engineers incharge of cleanliness in different wards (solid waste department)  
- MCGMs Officers  Assistant Engineer (Environment) (21-12-05) 
- Cleanliness Resource Groups for Citizens  
    - Sun, 11 Dec: Site Visit to Model ALM at Kandivli E    
- Minutes of Meetings:
    - Newspaper coverage of ALMs meeting on Jan 6 
    - Minutes of ALM meeting on Jan 6
    - Minutes of ALM meeting on Jan 9 
            - Feedback to Jan 9th Minutes of ALM Meeting at Karmayog Office


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 
- BMC - NGO Council MOU (12-12-05) 


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 
- 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 

- 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      
- 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)




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)



Links to websites & articles on Cleanliness and SWM 

- A passion for excellence lavished on toilets  
- Tools for assessing the O&M status of water supply and sanitation in developing countries 
- Planning for Integrated Urban Sanitation Services - (Partnerships work!)
- 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   
- Do's and Don'ts of Community Participation   
- CWG WASH Workshop 2006 - Solid Waste, Health and the Millennium Development Goals  
- Suggested steps for any campaign incl. littering (12-12-05) 
- 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)

- 32 Environment NGOs 
- Flooding in Mumbai   


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