Swachh Survekshan 2018 Launched in Guwahati
The Government of India is conducting Swachh Survekshan 2018 as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) to encourage cities to improve their urban sanitation. The objective of Swachh Survekshan is to encourage large scale citizen participation and create awareness amongst all sections of society about the importance of working together towards making towns and cities a cleaner and better place to live in. For the same, Swachh Survekshan 2018 was in the city by Guwahati Municipal Corporation at Guwahati Town Club recently.
In this regard, the ‘Swachhata App’ plays a critical role, with which citizens can register their complaints and the authorities will immediately look into it within a specified time frame.
It was also announced that a city-based survey will be conducted by Guwahati Municipal Corporation to assess the cleanest school, hotel, hospital, market association and resident welfare association (RWA) in the city and recognize the winners in the said categories. In this regard, Mrigen Sarania mentioned about source segregation. He said, “Every week Tuesday and Friday are kept to segregate dry waste and wet waste. For this 58 NGO’s are appointed and divided in various areas for different works related to cleanliness.” He also requested the entire media fraternity to spread the word amongst general public so that Guwahati stands as the Number One clean city amongst the whole country.
Additionally, the survey also intends to foster a spirit of healthy competition among towns and cities to improve their service delivery to citizens, towards creating cleaner cities.
You can also play your part in making Guwahati cleaner by reporting garbage and trash in your neighbourhood – with just a photo. Download the Swachhata App by clicking here and make Guwahati the cleanest city. The Administration cannot clean what they cannot see. It is our responsibility as citizens to show them!
Mayor Mrigen Sarania launching the Swaccha App in Guwahati