Swachh Survekshan begins; Onus on citizens too: Mayor

Swachh Survekshan begins; Onus on citizens too: Mayor

January 8, 2019

Use Swachhatha App, call 1969 toll free number

Mysuru: Mayor Pushpalatha Jagannath has urged citizens of Mysuru to cooperate and enable Mysuru to regain Cleanest City in India tag under Swachh Bharat rankings that it had bagged in 2015 and 2016.

She was addressing a press conference at the Mysuru City Corporation premises on Sunday and said that the present Swachh Survekshan had begun from Jan. 4 and will go on till Jan.31. During this period, the Survekshan Team will visit the city.

In 2017, Mysuru was ranked 5th and in 2018 it had gained the top spot in the middle-level category with a population between three lakh and ten lakh. This year there is very good response from citizens and the city is sure to regain the top spot, she said.

Waste disposal at source: Community toilets have been installed in all parts of the city and there are wet and waste bins at all commercial areas. A lot of importance is being given to segregate waste at source itself.

This year the citizen’s feedback carries 1,250 marks and at least one per cent feedback from the people is important. Mysureans should download the Swachhatha app or call toll free number 1969 to register their feedback, said the Mayor. She added that survey officials will collect feedback in different categories that includes face to face, through outbound calls and also through Swachh  Survekshan portal.

For more citizens to participate in Swachh Survekshan, different types of publicity programmes are being taken up. Digital sign boards installed in various parts of the city are being used for publicity besides Swachh Survekshan pamphlets are being distributed at homes. More than 500 teams have been set up at schools and colleges and a lot of importance has been given to social media to spread the message and a separate team has been set up for this purpose, she said.

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Feedback in Kannada: MCC Health Officer Dr. Nagaraj said that earlier citizens were complaining that they had to give the feedback only in English or Hindi. However, this year the feedback can be given even in Kannada. The Survekshan team is likely to come to Mysuru on Jan. 20.

Public should call toll free number 1969 and reply to seven questions. To the question ‘Are you participating in Swachh Survekshan?’ if you say ‘yes’ the call will be disconnected. Immediately, the call will come from Survekshan Team itself. Then if the local STD code is put, seven questions related to city’s Survekshan will be asked. Then suitable reply must be given to each one of them, he explained.

Apart from this the Survekshan team will visit the city for 1,250 marks and collect information. They will personally collect all information and take photographs. For the remaining 1,250 marks, necessary documents have to be produced and MCC has made all necessary arrangements for this, he said.

Responsibility of Clean Roads

ITC is sponsoring bags to collect dry and wet waste and it will be distributed to 2.6 lakh homes in the city. Already, bags have been distributed in four wards including Mayor Pushpalatha Jagannath’s ward. The remaining bags will be distributed in other wards in stages. To maintain cleanliness in major roads of the city, the respective NSS units of colleges will be entrusted the responsibility. A meeting will be called very soon in this regard.

— K.H. Jagadeesha, MCC Commissioner


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