Nagda Project

SWM intervention for Nagda Municipal Council

( project for remediation of trenching ground and including survey based interventions for improving SWM collection and transportation)
Nagda is a city in Ujjain district  It is an industrial town in the Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh and is situated on the bank of Chambal River. Nagda has retained its old world charm despite industrialization, with the old part of the city being full of narrow alleyways and crammed markets, while the new part of the city is better planned and is full of parks and gardens.Total Population : 1.36 Lacs Approx
Solid Waste Management in Nagda Municipal Council:
Solid Waste Management in Nagda Municipal Council:

The city of Nagda presently generates around approx 100 TPD (in 2017) of municipal solid waste (MSW) having an average generation rate of 600 gms/capita/day. The NMC Nagda Municipal Council is in charge of the waste management in its 36 wards. NMC collects around 25 TPD of MSW which accounts for almost 25 percent of collection efficiency. Until 2014, garbage was dumped at Mahidpur dumpsite.

Mahidpur that was functional until 2015, garbage had been dumped to reach a height of over two metres, and this again has been capped and converted into a botanical garden and wetland. Nagda is no different from most other cities of India in its neglect of the garbage generated in the city. Heaps of garbage were poorly collected and carelessly transported from transfer stations in uncovered trucks to dumpsites, which could be described as land-hills. As the city expanded over the years, the dumpsites got closer and closer to town and became a major public health hazard.

First phase of the DTDC plan deals with those who generate the waste. Households, institutions, industries, markets, hospitals etc are the major waste generators. Among these categories, households are selected for the Door-To Door Collection Survey DTDC as the  primary focus. Some of the areas which generate highest amount of waste under are Jawahar Marg, Station Road and M G Road.Study of recent improvements in the overall SWM scenario was undertaken: Sense of good hygiene and awareness towards environment are visible.
Improvement feedback includes request from shop keepers for Door to Door waste collection system being aligned with commercial timings and a little beyond ( ie to be  made operative in from 8 am to 10 pm) to facilitate commercial units improved participation. We also reviewed process of household waste collection. The Household residents had earlier been provided with containers & dustbins to collect the household waste. Based on survey,Ward wise nuisance spots were and are being identified from where MSW is to be optimally collected  for its disposal to final disposal site. We observed that the main drawback of the existing collection systems and attempted improvements in collection systems has been stray animal nuisance found at each dustbin and nuisance spot; further rag pickers are also doing further segregation activity at these spots which  result  into filthy appearance and also beingun hygenic and posing safety hazards for these ragpickers. In our recommendations, initially, Door to Door collection system will be further improved vide  implementation of  Pilot Project  with inbuilt monitoring of prescribed norms.
The main aspect of the intervention project is to improve compliance with MSW Rules-2006.
Before implementation of improved systems, feasibility and customisation with respect to the size and population of ward as also network of roads are being studied for fixation of TPM Schedule (Time Place & Movement Schedule).
The finalized projectit will first start as Pilot project in one wardper zone and ensuring all zones are covered.

"While recycling is great in a lot of ways, the ultimate goal is to get people to prevent waste in the first place."

The main objective of this system has to be improved implementation of the MSW rules-2006. The other objectives are related to create awareness towards overall conditions of health of the residents and hygiene of the city. It also aims at improving the environment by timely collection of waste from every residence / shop on daily basis. Reduction in the number of placing big containers at certain spots will eventually help in less number of stray animals moving around container spots and will also reduce air and water pollution due to filthy smell and overflowing of semi-liquid waste.

Main learnings of Strategy used to achieve the Objectives:
  • Selection of type of vehicle based on the width of existing road.

  • Coverage of number of residences on each route - between 1,000 and 3,000.

  • Strengthening the existing system of garbage collection.

  • Creating public awareness by one-on-one and group meetings.

  • Drivers and "SwachchhtaMitra" are provided with uniforms & identity Cards, with each vehicle.

  • All the pick-up vehicles will be equipped with proper alarm system to let the residents know of their arrival at the door step regularly between 8:00 am to 11.00 am.

  • Facility of second shift is scheduled for collecting waste from commercial units during 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm daily in each zone.

  • The system operates 365 days in a year with no holidays.

  • Creating Public Awareness through various campaigns will be made the part of agency's responsibilities.

  • Centralized complaint management system (call centre) is to be set up, with modern communication facilities.

  • Provision for segregated waste collection (Dry & Wet).

Field Survey

It usually is a normal practice to support the assessment of any implemented public project with the findings gathered by the survey team. A special team of MSW students of Ujjain University   to take an in-depth field survey of the residents of Nagda during the first week of June 2018. The students have gathered much needed information to evaluate the working of the DTDC project in various areas, between June 4- 8,2018. As mentioned earlier, we have surveyed about 530 respondents from different localities of Nagda. through an extensive questionnaire prepared for this project to find out the performance and satisfaction level.



A painting competition initiative by Nagar Palika Parishad Nagda with the core of a two pronged approach

  1. Beautification of the city with mass involvement
  2. Implanting the seed of SBM in the mind of the masses by making them foresee how a united effort can bring about a drastic change in the city and make it look so clean and beautiful.

MY CITY MY WALL  was artist special under this all the famous artists of Nagda were invited to give their contribution in beautifying the city . Around 15 artists took part in this and created a drive through gallery. This gallery after completion was glamourised with led lights and festive decor to give eye feast to the passer by.


Artist special under this all the famous artists of Nagda were invited to give their contribution in creating awareness  the city . Around 7 musician took part in this and created a first of its kind in INDIA -a first  drive through music in all 36 wards of Nagda. Created awareness and mass involvement in the mission through music and other activities in the local language.


Open defecation puts the health of women and girls at risk. It remains a major cause of child malnutrition, disease and death in many parts of the country. The primary challenge in reducing open defecation is that it is socially accepted in much of the region. There is also a shortage of capacity to implement community sanitation programmes that focus on changing behaviour.

Changing the social behaviour is the biggest challenge we came across in our every drive/campaign against Open Defecation. It lead us to carry out a research for better understanding of slum dwellers’ behaviour. We found out that most of people, men or women are working on daily wages, and whenever they feel not well they go to the nearest clinic or hospital without wasting a minute, because they can not afford to not working, even for a day. In this case, Doctor is the person whom they trust the most. That’s how the idea of “Doctor Aapke Wardr” generated.

We organised free health check up camps in all 36 wards including Govt Schools  of Nagda Municipal council area  during Doctor Aapke Dwar activity, where a team of Doctors advised them and told them about the community sanitation programme.


We first started the activity in  Palyakalan  with the information drive, that a free health check up camp is being organised in the area, so that maximum people can take benefit of that. We specially motivated women of the area to come and take part in free health check up camp. A team of three Doctors consisting of Dr. Vidy Lahri (Gynecologist) and Dr. Bharti Joshi  (Gynecologist and Paediatrician), Dr Sanajeev Kumravat (BMO) have been made. Grametical


Under swachh bharat mission much emphasis has been laid on making Children as the agent of change in all cities. This thought has various positive dimensions, with Children in focus seed for a hygiene and Sanitation sensitive upcoming generation is ensured , simultaneously public shaming is more impact full when it done through children. With this basic understanding Nagdal Nager Palika Parishad with its   NGO Samashti Shodh Evem Prakshikshan Samaj Sevi Sansthan designed “Swachtaa ki pathshala “. This pathshala is carried out to train the kids of for roko toko and finally convert them into a brigade to monitor thier Mohallahs.  Swachhta pathshala is much liked by children and thier parents too as it   is giving a basic understanding of personal hygiene,

Hygiene of home, hygiene of mohallah then city then state and finally the entire country.


Youth is very important and very energetic when it comes to swachta ( cleanliness ). So this activity was designed to take out the creativity out of them.


It was at school level for 6th to 12th class students. The motive was to open a window for cleanliness ( swachta ) among the youth so  they could start thinking about the cleanliness in the city and around us.


Social Media is one of the most influential and biggest media of recent times. We carried out a competition called “ Social Media Champion “ for social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Where we encouraged people to spread awareness about SBM and get rewarded

  • 1

    More than 15,500 tweets

  • 2

    More than 5000 posts on facebook

  • 3

    More than 7,400 hours on Swachtta Activity posts on


Canopy activity was inspired by private companies especially mobile companies .The agenda to put canopies all over the Nagda  was to make sure that the message is reaching properly to everyone. As it was about cleanliness awareness we wanted to make it sure that everone has its eyes and ears on it. Suggestions were also invited in this activity.

There were prominent places to put up the canopies in the city . The canopies were branded with the Nagar Palika Parishad and swachta survekshan 2018 was written on it. There were three representatives sitting with the canopies properly dressed up carrying pledge and the badges.

The representatives  responsibility was to aware  people about cleanliness and make them realize that its everyones duty to keep the city clean by taking pledge and putting up batches.

This is how we have spread awareness to thousands of citizens of Nagda.


Cleanliness and health go hand in hand, We organised “Run for Clean Nagda ” to spread awareness about Cleanliness and health among citizens. Marathon received huge participation from every age group, gender and class from citizens of

Swachhta Shapath

Swachhta Shapath and Swachhta Ki Paathshala by Adhkshy Shri Ashok Mailviya ji and  MLA  Shri Shekhawat ji  MP   and CMO Shri Bhavishya Khobragade on 01/01/2018. and this was the continues activity for Schools ,colleges, govt offices

Our little contribution to the Clean India mission can bring significant changes.

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