Shillong Aug 16: To bring about a coordinated effort and streamline waste management, the State government has constituted a Supervisory Committee headed by the Chief Secretary with members from all stakeholders, to actively monitor, improve and maintain cleanliness in Shillong city, in line with the Court intervention.
To enable all stakeholders to properly handle waste management in Shillong, a clean Shillong website was also launched on Wednesday by the Chief Secretary, Y. Tsering in the presence of Additional Chief Secretaries, Dr. Sreeranjan and P.W. Ingty, Commissioner & Secretary (Urban Affairs), F.R. Kharkongor, Director Urban Affairs, E. Kharmalki, CEO Shillong Municipal Board, Officer of State Pollution Control Board, NIC Meghalaya and other officials.
Waste management in the Shillong Urban agglomeration is currently being handled by multiple public agencies including traditional local institutions.
The Online portal (http://cleanshillong.nic.in) was being launched to enable all stakeholders, to better handle the waste management in Shillong, and also to enable the citizens of Shillong to actively participate in the process of cleaning up the city. The portal has a provision to file online complaints so that prompt and necessary action can be taken up by the agency concerned.
Hackathon 2017 was also simultaneously launched, with the theme “Make Shillong a Clean and Liveable City.”
Ideas and corresponding solutions are being solicited from interested citizens, to resolve the problem.
Citizens may register as a team in the cleanshillong.nic.in portal. The ideas will then be evaluated by a multi disciplinary jury, and will be adjudged according to creativity, practicality, social impact, innovation and tools for developing the product/prototype.
The solution could range from a Web based solution/Mobile App/IoT/Machine Learning/etc. Registration has been opened and the last date for registration is August 31.
Top three solutions will be presented with cash awards of Rs. 50,000, Rs.30,000 and Rs. 15,000 respectively on October 2.