Delhi Chief Minister – Arvind Kejriwal launched an app called Swachh Delhi for citizens to report scattered garbage around the city with their smartphones and collection to be handled by concerned government departments automatically.
Along with app launch, the government announced Swachh Delhi Abhiyan, a joint initiative with the central government promoting cleanliness in the capital city of India – Delhi.
Swachh Delhi app released on Monday enable users to take pictures of garbage and report it to the concerned government officials to address the issue.
To download the app, just give a missed call to the following number – 766 640 04 00, you will automatically receive a text message with the download link for the app. Or you can download the app directly from Google Play Store for Android devices.
Explaining the reporting procedure, Arvind Kejriwal said,
Once you use the application and send us the picture of the garbage, we will automatically get the exact location and the longitude of the place. So, it will be convenient for the residents and local bodies (MCD – Municipal Corporation of Delhi and PWD – Public Works Department) to track the location accurately and clean it.
Municipal Corporation of Delhi will be responsible to collect the garbage, while Public Works Department will handle debris related complaints. All complaints reported with the app will go through a central control room and the information will be stored in a database.
In addition to that, while this app is focused on the cleanliness of the city. Delhi government recently launched another initiative to install CCTV cameras and WiFi on public transport buses to improve the security and safety of its citizens.
Update: As tweeted by Arvind Kejriwal, Swachh Delhi app has received a tremendous response as 2,200 garbage images has already been sent within first 24 hours by users from all over Delhi.