The Union ministry of urban development has initiated a survey for a reality check of sanitation conditions across 75 major cities, including the state capitals and 53 with a population of more than 10 lakh.
Joint municipal commissioner Rajiv Gupta said a four-member team of the ministry will be visiting the city to conduct the survey between January 5 and January 10. The survey parameters, aligned with the objectives of the Swachh Bharat Mission, will focus on garbage collection, solid waste management and the condition of public toilets. The results are expected to be uploaded on mygov.in on January 25.
On the basis of the survey conducted by the team, the Centre will be releasing a ranking all the 75 cities.
The results of the survey will be largely based on the feedback of the residents. The residents will get a call from the survey agencies and will have to fill in a questionnaire on how clean is their area, can residents easily find a dustbin and how far is the public toilet.
For carrying out the survey, the ministry has come up with a detailed self assessment form in which the municipal corporations will rate themselves on different parameters. After that the Central team will be visiting the cities and check different locations, such as bus stand, railway station, markets, tourist spots and religious places. The survey agency will then approach the residents and get the questionnaire filled in. The data of residents will be provided by the MC and other agencies.
Six other cities are participating in the survey from the region: Amritsar, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ludhiana, Shimla and Srinagar.