Swachh Bharat Survekshan 2017: Jaipur to Get Marks on the Cleanliness Scale


Coming January 27, Jaipur will get marks under Swachh Bharat Survekshan 2017 survey, based on the cleanliness and hygiene status of the city. A QIC team (Quality Council of India) is expected to visit the ‘Pink City’ on January 27. They’ll conduct a ‘hygiene’ inspection in Jaipur. The city administration can use this opportunity to pitch Jaipur as one of the cleanest cities in India.

Swachh Survekshan 2017 Survey – A Parameter to Evaluate the Status of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Various Cities

PM Modi’s ambitious Swachh Bharat scheme aims to develop clean and hygienic surroundings in Indian villages and cities. Three years back, after the scheme was launched nationwide, a Swachh Bharat survey was conducted annually to ascertain the hygiene status of various cities. Jaipur, that stood 29 in the previous year’s list, looks forward to achieving better results this year.

In 2016, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan survey was conducted in 73 cities. Aside from Jaipur, Rajasthan’s Jodhpur stood 57 whereas Kota stood 58 on the list.

This time, the Swachh Survekshan 2017 survey is bigger and more challenging. It will cover 500 towns and cities across the country. Therefore, the local urban bodies have put in relentless efforts to take their respective cities ahead in this race. The survey will consider important aspects like waste disposal and recycling methods employed by the municipality. Moreover, it’ll also capture the progress of individual cities that are competing against one another to achieve the ‘ODF’ status (Open Defecation Free).

This time, the local municipalities are excited about swachh bharat abhiyan survey 2017. The reason? Because 29 cities in Rajasthan are set to compete against each other. The selected cities will be inspected thoroughly and marked by the Centre’s QIC team.

In last few years, Raje-led Rajasthan government has employed several measures to uplift the cleanliness stature of different cities. The government grants monetary help to the villagers for construction of public facilities. Not only this, they’ve also employed door-to-door collection services to discourage unsafe waste disposal in public places. As a part of Cisco ‘Smart city’ project, the government is planning to introduce sensor-based dustbins and advanced waste disposal/recycling methods to reduce garbage piles accumulated in the junk yards.

Lately, the government has introduced a ‘cleanliness app’ to report laps in cleanliness measures around them. Using this app, the natives could register their complaints online.

As per the sources, CM Vasundhara Raje had set a target for Jaipur mayor Ashok Lahoti. The challenge was to push Jaipur to the list of top 10 cities in the state. Accordingly, the JMC has been instructed to make necessary preparations for the survey.

From January 27 to February 7, the QIC team will visit various cities of Rajasthan. This time, it’ll be interesting to see the cut-throat competition in the state, since most of the cities have already assumed the ODF tag by local administration bodies. Having accomplished this milestone, they’ll be competing for bigger challenges.


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