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TIRUCHY Corporation considered it a privilege and imparted all its knowledge to the civic body officials from across India on modern developments in solid waste management, cleanliness and sanitation in a 'Capacity Building Workshop' through an 'E-Learning Platform', here on Friday "It has been our privilege to share our knowledge with other urban local bodies from across the country, who are considering to adopt our methods in solid waste management and community-led sanitation. We are glad to impart our ideas on E-Learning Platform and community-led sanitation," said N Ravichandran, Commissioner of Tiruchy City Municipal Corporation.

 Ravi-chandran along with City Engi-neer S Amudhavalli led the work-shop in defining and elaborating on the concepts in solid waste management, at the workshop where they have been chosen by the ministries of the Union government to lead. They showcased ideas like community-led sanitation where Self-Help groups (SHGs) are trained in partnership with the municipal corporation on water sanitation and management of community toilets. Tiruchy currently was ranked sixth in the list of cleanest cities in India in `Swachh Survekshan 2017, which is topped by Indore.

The Rock Fort city had secured third rank in 2016 and second rank in 2015. Corporation officials stated that they would like  to improve their rankings with the help of citizen' s feed back in the app, `Swachhata-MoHUA' introduced by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). "We have already received critical ac-claim from the union govern-ment for its methods like usage of Radio Frequency Identification (RPM) in vehicles to track garbage collection and E-Learn-Mg platform where anyone from across India, be it a civic body or citizen, can learn and share ideas about cleanliness and sanitation", said S Raguraman, assistant executive engineer, Corporation. The officials represented urban local bodies from across India, including Municipal Corpo-rations of Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Mahe, Mohali, Nagpur, Coim-batore, Mysore, Rajkot, Surat, and Pimpri Chinchwad. Officials also came from Greater Hy-derabad Municipal Corporation and other civic bodies like South Delhi, Vijayawada,Chanking and Khonsa.

Representatives from other civic bodies also showcased their own unique approaches in 'Clean India Mission'. "There was much more for us to learn from other civic bodies as well. We will also learn and improve on the areas which they have pitched for," said Ravichandran, while speaking to Express. The Corporation officials later took the officials from other ur-ban local bodies, for a field visit to places in the city like m icro-compast yards, and a few houses where residents segregate wastes and generate compost.
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