Nagpur: To ensure garbage is collected daily from all households, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has launched an app — Swachh Nagpur — on pilot basis for Laxmi Nagar Zone. At the same time, Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) has executed an agreement with Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre (MRSAC) to launch an app for metro region’s development.
The two projects are part of the Digital Governance initiative. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis launched the NMC app on Sunday and was also present during the signing of the pact between NIT and MRSAC.C
Mayor Pravin Datke said the app will be extended to remaining nine zones after the pilot project results are analysed. “All citizens should support the initiative in making the city clean and green and also improve civic services.”
Municipal commissioner Shravan Hardikar said a Swiss private company — Decos — developed the app and is giving the service free of cost to NMC. “The app is for Android users only in the first phase. Everyone should download the app from Google Play Store and register their address,” he said.
A notification will be sent to all users between 10am and 12 noon. They just have to reply whether garbage has been lifted from your household in a yes or no format. Another app for sanitary inspectors and officials has also been launched, in which they will get notification if any citizen says garbage has not been lifted. Citizen saying ‘no’ will get SMS and email confirmation, and garbage will be lifted immediately.
“We will get daily data from this and can improve services and also levy penalty on Kanak Resources Management Limited. Citizens can also upload pics, comments and complaints on this app,” Hardikar said, adding, “Citizens should download the Swachh Nagpur (Citizen App).”