Shillong, Aug 16: The Clean Shillong website was launched on Wednesday by the Chief Secretary Y Tsering.
To bring about a coordited effort and to streamline the magement of waste, the State Government has constituted a Supervisory Committee headed by the Chief Secretary with members from all stakeholders, to actively monitor, improve and maintain the cleanliness in Shillong city, which is in line with the Court intervention.
The Online portal (http://cleanshillong.nic.in) is being launched to eble all stakeholders, to better handle the waste magement in Shillong, and also to eble the citizens of Shillong to actively participate in the process of cleaning up the city.
The portal has a provision to file online complaints so that prompt and necessary action can be taken up by the agency concerned.
Hackathon 2017 was also simultaneously launched today, with the theme of making Shillong a Clean and Liveable City. Ideas and corresponding solutions are being solicited from interested citizens, to resolve the given problem statements as submitted by the various departments/agencies.
Citizens may register as a team in the cleanshillong.nic.in portal. The ideas will then be evaluated by a multidiscipliry jury, and will be adjudged according to creativity, practicality, social impact, innovation and tools for developing the product/prototype.
The solution could range from a Web based solution/Mobile App/IoT/Machine Learning/etc. Registration has been opened and the last date for registration is August 31 and the top three solutions will be presented with cash awards of Rs. 50,000, Rs.30, 000 and Rs. 15,000 respectively which will be given on October 31.