Visakhapatnam: With the "Swachh Survekshan-2018" scheduled to begin from Jan. 4, GVMC officials are urging the citizens to join hands in ensuring the city first position in the list by giving their feedback in the survey through various platforms. The feedback of Vizagites will assume major significance this year in achieving a good rank. The GVMC put up hoardings at thoroughfares appealing to the people to give proper feedback.
Of the three components, the citizen's feedback will be given 35% which was 30% in 2017. The survey which is broadly classified into three components with 4,000 marks - Service Level Progress (35%, 1400 marks), Direct Observation (30%, 1200 marks) and Citizen Feedback (35%, 1400 marks) will be conducted from Jan. 4 to March 10. The weight of service-level progress has been reduced to 35 % from 45% this year.
The three components are designed to extract data from the municipal body, direct observation and citizen feedback. Citizens can register their feedback by giving a missed call to 1969 or logging on to www.swachhsurvekshan 2018.org or Swachhata app. According to GVMC sources, about 1 lakh feedback were given. The feedback and Swachhata App downloaded by citizens are decisive factors in ranking of cities.
The questions are- Are you aware that your city is participating in Swachh Survekshan 2018 for Swachhata ranking?, Did you find your area cleaner than last year?, This year, have you started utilising litter bins placed in public areas?, Are you satisfied with segregated door-to-door waste collection?, Do you think the number of urinals/ toilets have gone up?