Sun, 11 Dec: Site Visit to Model ALM
at Kandivli E
The Viceroy Park ALM in Kandivali East, covers 300 families in
Towers A and B, of Viceroy Park, and includes the building and
the road outside.The Contact person is Mrs.Khatri.
The ALM has taken an active role in
monitoring the digging up of the roads outside by utility
companies like Reliance, MTNL, etc. A seperate bed has been
created on the road, with loose earth, below which the utility
functions run, and are thus easily accessed. This bed is
beautified with creepers, etc, and the building security
monitors and ensures that all utility companies, replace the
earth and creepers after completing their work.
A Tata Transmission Tower in the
neighbourhood, had a garbage dump at the bottom. 4 trucks of
garbage were removed, the base was concretised, and barbed wire
enclosing was done, to ensure that no more garbage is dumped
All families segrgeate garbage - 100
% segregation is achieved, the building undertakes vermi-composting,
and 60 kg of compost is created every day. This has been on for
over 1 year.
The ALM has managed to make this
activity financially sustainable, by using their own existing
building staff to do this work.
The ALM has had excellent relations
with the local MCGM staff, and is happy to work with them, and
has received co-operation from them in this work.
The ALM has also undertaken to
ensure that their building is a pan free/spitting zone, and also
no garbage bins/bags are stored in the common areas of the
building. No clothes are dried in visible parts of the building,
thus leading to an overall visually clean and pleasant
Mrs. Khatri says that the MCGM staff
is amazing and very helpful - they are only looking for
"aware" citizens to come forward and work with them.
She and her ALM have invited
citizens, NGOs, and the media to come and visit their building,
so that others may see and replicate this example.
Contact Details: Mrs. Khatri,
Viceroy Park, Tower B, Thakur Village, Kandivli E, Mumbai 400001.
Tel: 28878481 / 98922-01623 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please inform Mrs. Khatri if you
will visit so that proper arrangements for the tour and snacks
can be made.
1. A list of 600+ ALMs in Mumbai is
in the Cleanliness Section in www.karmayog.org .
Do ask your ALM members to visit.
2. Are you willing to file a daily /
weekly report of the Cleanliness situation in your area? See the
simple form in the website.
Dec 6, 2005