Originally published in The Economic Times
BENGALURU: People who knew the Bengaluru of the early 2000s may recall how spick and span the city used to be. Garbage was collected at the doorstep, streets were swept twice a day and collection trucks came on time.
They would also remember neighbourhood cleanliness keepers called Shuchi Mitras, volunteers who oversaw these processes. This ground-level supervision kept things going smooth, like clockwork.
This system of Shuchi Mitras, introduced as part of the Swaccha ..
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