Team reviews Dehradun civic body documents for Swachh Survekshan survey

A three-member team reviewed documents for Swachh Survekshan survey in Dehradun on Monday and will conduct field visits from February 14

dehradun Updated: Feb 12, 2018 21:54 IST
Nihi Sharma
Nihi Sharma
Hindustan Times, Dehradun
Uttrakhand news,Swachh Survekshan survey,Dehradun civic body
A view of Dehradun city. (HT Photo. )

A three-member team reviewed documents for Swachh Survekshan survey in Dehradun on Monday and will conduct field visits from February 14.

Dehradun performed poorly in the 2017 survey and did not make it to the top 200 of the 434 cities in country, including seven cities of Uttarakhand, and was ranked 316th.

Roorkee ranked 218th while Haldwani-Kathgodam stood at the 395th position. This year, of the 92 urban local bodies, 88 are participating in the survey, for which the first survey was carried out in January.

Survesh Pandey and Dharmesh Chaurasia reviewed the “city profile”-- a detailed documentation of the efforts made by the local bodies. Rohit Kakkar, an observer, who carried out the field of the city and left for other ULBs.

All the 92 urban local bodies in Uttarakhand will be competed this time in the countrywide survey. But four urban local bodies were excluded from the list as the civic bodies were either shut down due to heavy snowfall during the winter, or for legal reasons.

Besides 88 ULBs, nine cantonment towns of the state are also participating in the cleanliness survey this year.

More than 4,000 cities are included in the survey irrespective of the population index. The Swachh Bharat Mission was launched in 2014, following which the first survey of 73 cities was carried out in 2016. Big cities and state capitals were included in the survey then.

Last year, more than 500 cities with population of more than 1 lakh, participated in the survey. But, this time, all cities are included in the survey, including the 62 cantonment boards across the country.

“We have shortlisted an agency, which is helping us to conduct the survey. We want peoples’ participation in the process for a cleaner and greener India,” Chaurasia told media persons.

The Swachh Survekshan 2018, will evaluate unban local bodies on the progress parameters, including waste management operations (35%), citizen feedback (35%) and independent field observation (30%).

The survey’s objective is to encourage peoples’ participation and to create awareness among all the sections of society about the importance of working together in making towns and cities a better place to live in.

It also intends to foster a spirit of healthy competition among the towns and cities to improve their service delivery to people in creating cleaner cities.

First Published: Feb 12, 2018 21:54 IST