By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) need to rework its contracts documents in respect of public toilets under PPP and Garbage lifting contracts and monitor them with GIS and GPS systems in view to support Swachhta Udyami Yojana. The garbage contracts and public toilet contracts should be given to one unit one persons. Not bulk contracts to one person who in turn manipulate the entire systems and spoil the system. National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation is implementing the Swachhta Udyami Yojana for rehabilitating safai karamcharis and identifying manual scavengers and their dependents This policy provides financial assistance in the form of loan at concession for building community toilets in PPP mode and procurement of sanitation related vehicles such as jetting machine, vacuum loader, garbage trucks and suction Up to INR 25 lakhs has been provided for establishing pay and use community toilets in PPP mode through this Yojana while up to INR 15 lakhs has been provided for procurement of sanitation related vehicles Individual beneficiaries/ self-help groups, through State Channelizing Agencies (SCAs), in partnership with reputed organisations. Karnatak could have utilized central scheme for the benefit of its citizens and Bangaluru .Director of Municipal administration and BBMP commissioner and state government need to take seriously the proposal submitted by secretary of BBMP Poura Karmikara makkala kshemabhivruddhiSangaha”for 2500 public toilets locations on PPP and Garbage contracts and abolishing pourakarmika labor contract system. But till today they have not replied to his proposal.PPP Model contract need to be prepared in consultation with secretary of BBMP Poura Karmikara makkala kshemabhivruddhiSangaha” . The Chranjeevi N V secretary of BBMP Poura Karmikara makkala kshemabhivruddhiSangaha”had said in a letter to BBMP Commissioner that its SC/ST members want to run Toilets on commercial basis to build operate and then hand over toilets after a period of 99 years as per his proposal under PPP by taking benefit of Central Government Scheme "Swachhta Udyami Yojana”. BBMP should give 50% garbage contracts and 2500 locations on long lease for public toilets only to "Pourakarmika children's " who in turn will take 15 lakhs loan for Garbage lifting vehicle and 25 lakhs for public toilet complex and solve entire problems in a smooth manner.BBMP has reserved 50% of contracts to BBMP pourakarmika childrens and Safai Karamcharis but it is giving tenders to others and not allowing safai karmachari to take the benefits of central schemes and solve city sanitation infrastructure of Bangaluru. .All other models have failed to maintain the public toilets and only commercially viable proposals need to be considered the secretary said .Chiranjeevi has Requested BBMP to allot BBMP Poura Karmikara makkala kshemabhivruddhiSangaha 2500 toilet locations(only urinals free) at BMTC bus stops in all main roads and on ront of Metro Stations Hospitals Malls Playgrounds and other areas public congregations places with specific guidelines on BOT toSC/ST members (children of pourakarmikas ) of who will take soft loans at Karnataka Government SC/ST corporation to build toilets on BOT/PPP (99 years Lease ) to his organization members with a option of frontal advertisements and two small shops one pan shop or ATMand another Sanitary hardware shop or Mobile currency shop whichever is suited in the place and at the back male and female toilets with bath rooms and urinals. Bangalore requires at least 25,000 public toilets to suffice the requirement and BBMP is obligated to provide toilets as part of social infrastructure in the city as per the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976.
Shri Sudarshan Bhagat, the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment launched the "Swachhta Udyami Yojana - Swachhta Se Sampannta Ki Aur” of National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi in 2014 . The Scheme provides financial assistance to Safai Karamcharis and identified Manual Scavengers for Construction, Operation and Maintenance of community toilets in Public Private Partnership (PPP) Mode and for Purchase of Sanitation related Vehicles. On this occasion, Shri Sudarshan Bhagat emphasized the need to construct community toilets in PPP mode, managed by Safai Karamcharis and liberated Manual Scavengers, so that they are properly maintained and provide better sanitation services to the users. Under the Scheme, the entrepreneurs of the target group may also avail assistance for purchase of vehicles such as Jetting and Suction machines, Vacuum Loaders, Garbage collection and disposal vehicles etc. There is a great demand by Municipalities for such vehicles. Beneficiaries can take contracts from the Municipalities to operate these vehicles in areas under their jurisdiction. This Scheme has twin objective of cleanliness and providing livelihood to Safai Karamcharis and liberated Manual Scavengers to achieve the overall goal of "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” initiated by the Prime Minister.Shri Sudhir Bhrgava, Secretary, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment gave the details of the newly launched Scheme of "Swachhta Udyami Yojana”. He mentioned that the beneficiaries would be provided loan at a very concessional rate of interest of 3-4% per annum. Maximum amount of loan admissible for construction of community toilets and for procurement of sanitation related vehicles would be Rs. 25 lakhs and Rs. 15 lakhs respectively. Each identified Manual Scavenger would be provided capital subsidy upto Rs. 3.25 lakhs. Shri P. K. Gupta, Commissioner, North Delhi Municipal Corporation appreciated the initiative taken by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and hoped that newly launched "Swachhta Udyami Yojana' would be able to improve the socio-economic status of the Safai Karamcharis and liberated Manual Scavengers. This Scheme will also become an important instrument for implementation of the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” initiated by the Hon'ble Prime Minister. He also assured his full co-operation in implementation of the Scheme, whenever required.Shri Yogesh P. Jain General Manager, zonal office, Indian Overseas Bank, New Delhi informed that they have identified 60 girls schools all over India where toilets will be constructed till March 2015.Present on the occasion were Shri Sudhir Bhargava, Secretary and Shri Anoop Kumar Srivastava, Addl. Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri P.K.Gupta, Commissioner, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and representatives of Indian Overseas Bank and Officials of NSKFDC were present during the ceremony.