Capital DA gets tech award for sanitation mgmt

ITANAGAR, Nov 25: The capital complex district administration (DA) has received the North East Technology Sabha Award in the ‘enterprise mobility’ category for its GPS-based sanitation management in the Itanagar municipal council (IMC) jurisdiction.
The award was received by Pinge Doji and Niraj Maheshwari on behalf of the capital complex administration in a function at Guwahati (Assam) on Saturday.
This is the second award for the GPS-based sanitation management in the IMC jurisdiction. Earlier, the project received the Skoch Order of Merit Award at the 52nd Skoch summit.
Highlighting the GPS-based sanitation management, Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Prince Dhawan said solid waste is one of the major problems in Indian cities.
“For the capital city, too, it was a major problem, as had been proved in the swachch survekshan of 2016, where the city was placed as the third dirtiest city. However, with efforts of the district administration and the IMC, it soon improved its ranking by giant strides to reach the halfway mark by ranking 216 out of 434 cities,” Dhawan said.
The DC informed that the GPS-based system is helping the civic body to track vehicles and detect irregularities in solid waste collection.
All the vehicles of the IMC have been fitted with GPS devices, enabling real-time tracking, cost saving and efficient route management, and bringing accountability in sanitation management.
If a vehicle gives any residential colony or spot a miss, the officers concerned at the DA and the IMC will get to know of it without stepping out of their office, through system-generated SMS alerts.
“Furthermore, the IMC is employing machine-learning technique on day-to-day data generated on waste collection from every ward, in order to predict monthly, or rather, annual quantity of waste collection. This will help the IMC in resource planning and effective management on processing waste management plants,” Dhawan said.
He sought cooperation from every individual for the success of the system, and expressed hope that, “with the untiring efforts of the DA and the IMC,” the capital complex would soon become one of the cleanest cities.
“With the aim of becoming one of the cleanest cities of the country, the efforts and engagement have been expanding continuously under the adept stewardship of DC Dhawan,” CO Bittu Kri said.
Arunachal Pradesh also won the awards for the ‘Arunachal Suraksha’ mobile app and the e-General Provident Fund (eGPF) project.
The ‘Arunachal Suraksha’ mobile app is a citizen-centric service of the Arunachal Pradesh Police through which any citizen or tourist can get instant help from the nearest police station.
The eGPF system of the accounts & treasuries department provides all GPF account related information at any moment for state government employees online.
Speaking on the occasion, the officials representing Arunachal commended the role of the NIC in Arunachal, the initiative of Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Prince Dhawan and Capital NIC DIO Tarani Kumar for implementation of the solid waste management system in the capital complex, and the efforts of SP (Planning) Manoj Meena and DGP SBK Singh.
The tech sabha, organized by the Business Computer Express Group of India in collaboration with the Assam government, the Centre and other corporate partners, was aimed at adopting new cutting-edge technology to meet the needs of the government, in collaboration with the corporate sector in all the northeastern states.
The awards recognize the outstanding eGovernance initiatives in the NE states. (With DIPRO input)