After Ghaziabad got the tag of  ‘Fastest Mover’ big city in Swachh Survekshan 2018, Municipal Commissioner, Chandra Prakash Singh has come in for praise from several quarters with several eminent citizens felicitating him. Although there is a long way to go for the city in many aspects, what has changed in the past one year is that the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) has started to show that it means business when it comes to making the city clean. This started with Swachhata App download a few months’ back and now with the introduction of door-to-door collection scheme, it has become easier for housing societies to dispose of their daily waste.

However, one thing that still is lacking is a proper waste disposal or landfill site due to which Ghaziabad has found itself lacking in the Swachhta drive. But here also Nagar Nigam has been able to identify land parcels in Pipalheda Village and Galand for scientific waste disposal and it is only hoped that these sites would be functional soon.

A number of Public and community toilets under Open Defecation Free (ODF) scheme of the Centre have also come up in the city area where the Nagar Nigam has been the executing agency.

Today, Singh was felicitated by some citizens including BK Sharma and VK Agarwal, who said that since he came to take charge of affairs of the GNN there has been a positive change in the city

As far as Municipal Commissioner, CP Singh is concerned he has been going on across the city and keeping the staff on its toes to himself take stock of the ODF and Swachhata mission. A number of times Singh has been on the streets of Ghaziabad as early as 5 am to get a first-hand feel of implementation and effectiveness of these campaigns. This has certainly brought about a change in working of the Nagar Nigam and who knows Ghaziabad can fare better in future and further get funds to boost its campaigns.

Prasoon Pant,

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