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Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Monday? The states of Gujarat, had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with A2Z firm,launching adoor-to-door collection system and treatment of waste According to municipal officials the firm initially collected waste for a year and then stopped In 2013 it resumed collection but stopped a few months later “That firm also did not complete the establishment of a waste treatment plant which is now lying non-functional VMC stopped payment to the firm The firm then challenged the VMC’s decision in court and the matter is now sub-judice” Dwivedi said He added that VMC has started cleaning the city using its own machinery and man power of about 2700 workers “We are committed to making Varanasi waste-free very soon VMC has cleaned Assi ghat in a very short time and 22 public toilets in one-and-half year have been built to stop defecation in the open” Dwivedi said After the Urban Development Ministry released its report last week top VMC officials started supervising cleanliness work Municipal Commissioner Shrihari Pratap Shahi and Dwivedi have both beguninspecting the city monitoring the collection of waste from residential and commercial areas Mayor Ram Gopal Mohle has also soughtdaily reports about the work being carried out across the city Mohle had led a team of Varanasi administration and municipal officials to Kyoto Japan in April this year to shape Varanasi as a ‘Smart City’ on the lines of Kyoto Modi himself had visited Japan last year and signed a pact with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to turn Varanasi into a ‘smart city’ Kyoto Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa had then made a presentation on how Kyoto made the transition from a historic city to a modern and clean city of the 21st century while continuing to maintain its heritage In October Kenichi Ogasawara Deputy Mayor of Kyoto surveyed Varanasi assuring officials that technical experts from Japan will assess the need of the city and help improve its civic infrastructure while continuing to maintain its ancient architecture When asked about the outcome of a pact signed with the Japan government a year ago Mohle said “Kyoto has only 300 temples while Varanasi has 33000 temples We are learning the technology from Kyoto A detailed project report has been prepared and its execution will begin soon” Mohle said In November last year Modi had launched a cleanliness drive at Assi ghat nominating nine other prominent personalities including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to take the campaign ahead Akhilesh however did not join the campaign Mohle termed the report of Urban Development Ministry baseless saying it was mere propaganda to defame Varanasi on the cleanliness issue “But the truth is different Improvement has been made in cleanliness of the city and I am satisfied with that A new solid waste management plant is going to be set up Roads are going to be repaired at acost of around Rs 40 crore Sewerage system has been improved and water logging is no more a problem in Varanasi where at least 2 lakh people visit every day” Mohle said The total sewage discharge of Varanasi is 300 MLD (million liters per day) around 200 MLD of that is discharged in Ganga untreated as the only Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) with a capacity to treat 102 MLD is operational While two other STPs of capacity 140 MLD and 120 MLD are under construction National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMGC) has agreedto approve another STP of 50 MLD capacity for Varanasi Mohle claimed the city will change for the better ina year as various new cleanlinessprojectsare goingto be launchedcomeOctober For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News

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