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

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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

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