Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation (NSSCDCL) adopted a QR code system to fill the gap in door-to-door waste pickup. The idea began as a test, and positive feedback pushed officials and city leaders to expand the system across the entire city.
The idea was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors at a meeting.
Every NMC general body meeting was rocked by the issue of rubbish collection gaps. So much so that NMC formed an inquiry committee, which was eventually disbanded. M/s BVG India and M/s AG Enviro Pvt Ltd’s contracts were recommended to be terminated due to contract violations. Two groups were given three months to demonstrate improvement.
Installing necessary controls in a ‘pressure vessel’ as is mandated by the Maharashtra Factories Rules, 1963. “Such illegally operated pressure vessel used in the plant exploded on October 13, 2020, and explosion led to the discharge of toxic chemical effluents into near by water streams and river
sources, thereby leading to severe degradation of the aquatic ecosystem and water resources,” the petitioner alleged in NGT.
Owing to the explosion, untreated chemical solution
contained in the pressure vessel had leaked out into the Gorewada Lake which is the drinking water source of Nagpur.