Concerning the ongoing Swacch Survekshan 2020, the Dehradun mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’ called a meeting of councillors on Friday to seek their active participation in their respective wards to improve the city’s ranking in the survey.
The mayor said, “MCD has been doing an incredible job in sanitation, ban on the use of polythenes and other cleanliness work and that’s why we are quite optimistic about the good ranking of Dehradun among other cities of India.”
He further requested all the councillors to raise public awareness and facilitate at least 200 feedbacks in a day from their respective wards through their contacts till the last day of this month in order to improve the ranking of Dehradun. Also, each councillor was asked to give online feedback during the meeting to give them the better understanding of the procedure.
Municipal commissioner Vinay Shankar Pandey said, “The team of Swacch Survekshan is supposed to stay for one week in the city and we have no idea about the timing of their arrival or departure. The ranking of Dehradun in the last survey was not great but hopefully, it will be better this time. The important part of the survey is citizen's feedback. Cities like Tirupati, Agra, and Lucknow have more than one lakh feedbacks on Swacchata app while we have few thousands despite working so hard. Therefore we need the support and active participation of the councillors to improve the ranking of the city.”