As the Arvind Kejriwal government completes two years in office, a survey indicated that the Delhi government was able to achieve positive results in some key sectors such as healthcare, education, drinking water supply, power tariff and checking corruption.
The survey was conducted by LocalCircles, a community social media platform to understand how the citizens feel about the performance of the Aam Aadmi Party government. Over 20,000 people were asked different questions and total 45,000 votes received. Of the total respondents, 66% of the were male while the rest were female.
The findings show that Delhi citizens believed corruption in the government offices has somewhat reduced and the government schools are getting more funds and attention from the government. Water and electricity bills have also reduced and the Mohalla Clinics have made healthcare accessible to the poor.
Removing corruption was one of the most prominent electoral promises of AAP that has its genesis in the anti-corruption movement led by social activist Anna Hazare.
“Of the total respondents, 61% said they did not need to pay a bribe to get their work done. Only 19% said that they had paid a bribe, with 20% citizens choosing not to answer the question,” said Yatish Rajawat, Chief Strategy Officer, LocalCircles.
Around 41% respondents said water supply in their area had improved, whereas 44% were of the view that the situation is the same as it was two years back. On the other hand, 15% of them said it had gotten worse.
On power supply, 38% respondents said it has become better in their colonies, while 48% said it remained unchanged and 14% said power situation has deteriorated.
According to the study, majority of people believe the government did not make efforts to ensure ease of doing business and reduce pollution. People also think the state government was not able to deliver on curbing air pollution, one of the biggest health hazards in the Capital.
“Despite decisions such as odd-even scheme and plan to make Connaught Place vehicle-free zone, majority of the respondents rated the efforts as poor. Only 13% citizens rated the government’s measures as good, while 23% of those surveyed described them as average due to the poor implementation strategy. An overwhelming 63% marked them as poor,” the findings show.