Give your feedback for Swachh Bharat Mission ranking survey
NMMC APPEALS Civic chief, mayor hope to better last year’s third rank in the country
The ranking survey for Swachh Bharat Mission will start on January 5 and conclude on January 20.
Announcing this, Navi Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Dinesh Waghmare said the results would be announced on the government’s website on January 25.
Last year, the NMMC had ranked third in the country.
Waghmare has also declared the municipal corporation’s willingness and preparedness to be part of Swachh Survekshan, the ranking survey of the central government.
The survey has been commissioned by the ministry of urban development and conducted by the Quality Council of India (QCI), to assess the sanitation and hygiene condition of 75 major cities, including 53 cities with a population of above 10 lakh each and state capitals. The survey will also confirm the work done on the construction of household individual toilets and community toilet seats.
The survey agencies will collect necessary data from urban local bodies through direct observation, citizen feedback through questionnaires and IVRS questionnaire on a national toll-free number.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday at the NMMC headquarters, Waghmare said, “It is important to understand that there have been some critical changes in the parameters – Solid waste management has been given 60% weightage followed by 30% for availability and use of household individual toilets and public and community toilets, besides 10% for city level sanitation plans and information, education and behavior change communication activities.”
He added, “With these improvisations, I am confident that the survey findings will provide a holistic and fair reflection of work done in respective regions.”
Seeking citizens’ participation, the commissioner said, “Swachh Sarvekshan is an important platform for citizens to share feedback on cleanliness drives organised in their regions. I urge the citizens to participate wholeheartedly.”
Mayor Sudhakar Sonawane was confident of the citizens’ support and feedback.
“Last year, Navi Mumbai had topped in the state. We are confident that we will do even better this time as a lot of initiatives have been taken.”
THE SURVEY HAS BEEN COMMISSIONED BY THE MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT TO ASSESS THE SANITATION AND HYGIENE CONDITION OF 75 MAJOR CITIES