The Government of Gujarat has launched the state mission “Mahatma Gandhi Swachhata Mission (MGSM)” Swachh Bharat Mission Urban, Gujarat (SBMU,G) with a vision to make the cities free of open defecation, zero waste, dust free and green. UMC is providing technical support and policy guidance to this Mission so as to improve sanitation in urban Gujarat.
UMC has assisted in drafting policy and operational guidelines for creating open defecation free and zero waste cities. These guidelines indicate roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders, financial outlays, operations and maintenance regimes and IEC campaigns.
UMC is also providing assistance in designing a management information system (MIS) for periodic review and monitoring of cleanliness in government buildings and public areas in our cities. A framework has been developed to monitor the sanitation improvements in (a) Government owned/ occupied buildings and derive Sanitation Index for a building; (b) public areas in our cities and derive a city Sanitation Index. This framework is aligned with the Swachh Bharat Mission (urban) guidelines and Ministry of Urban Development’s Service Level Benchmarking (SLB) framework and sanitation rating under the National Urban Sanitation Policy (NUSP).