GHMC to Award Clean Colonies and Grade Hotels

18 April 2011: In order to encourage cleanliness in the city, the GHMC has plan to award Rs.15 lakh worth of works to the five clean colonies, selected among the different colony welfare association from five zones of the city. The five colonies which are to be awarded will be selected one from each zone. The colony welfare associations which are interested in bagging the award have already sent their Expression of Interest (EoI) to the corporation. The performance of these applicant colonies will be monitored by the corporation over a period of five months.

Over this period, the corporation will appraise the performance of the colonies based on various parameters. An evaluation agency has been appointed to look after the appraisal and grading responsibilities. The cleanliness will be checked on monthly basis and a half yearly performance will be completed by October 31st. The results will be announced on 1st November.

The parameters and their respective weightage used for awarding the colonies are – litter bins at all commercial establishments (20 marks), usage of plastic (10 marks), clean roads, bylanes or open spaces (20 marks), door-to-door garbage collection (20 marks) and colony infrastructure like greenery, pathways, restrooms, lights (20 marks).

Along with grading the colonies, GHMC is also planning to appoint special task force to categorize and grade the hotels in the city into five, three and single star categories. Inspections of the hotels will be carried out from May 1 to September 30. The evaluation will be done based on cleanliness of surroundings (15 marks), drinking water quality (15marks), parking facilities (25 marks), statutory norms, other provisions and usage of plastic (10 marks), results of food samples lifted (15 marks), maintenance of kitchen (15 marks), cleanliness of utensils, etc., (15 marks).

The whole evaluation report will be completed by October 15 and the grading will be done between October 16 and 31. Results will come out on November 1st.

Source: The Hindu