The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) has received over one lakh citizens’ feedback through Swachhata-MoHUA application in the last 20 days. The officials informed that the citizen feedback constitutes 1,800 marks out of 6,000 which also include engagement of locals with the app and their experience with the sanitation facilities provided in their city. About 78,000 feedbacks were registered in the Swacchata app by February 10 but within only 20 days, more than two lakh citizens have registered their feedback through the app. “The feedback registration started from December 2020 but it was only around 80,000 feedbacks in the first week of the last month. The corporation has been running awareness campaigns about Swachh Survekshan 2021 in the city through various means like sanitation drive and by playing audio messages through the door to door garbage picking vehicles. Due to this, the citizen feedbacks are now approximately thrice of what they were a few weeks ago,” said chief municipal health officer, Dr Kailash Joshi.
Further, municipal sanitation inspector Pushpa Rauthan informed that the citizens are asked questions regarding cleanliness in their nearby area, commercial places and public toilets to register their feedback. It also asks citizens about how much they are aware of the ongoing as well as the last Swachh Survekshan, added Rauthan. Meanwhile, Dr Joshi added that citizens’ feedback constitutes 30 per cent of the total marks and he is certain that Dehradun city will get around four lakh citizens’ feedback by the end of March.
It is pertinent to mention here that the MCD got 124th position in last year’s survey and this year it aims to achieve a position among the 100 cleanest cities of the country.
Tuesday, 02 March 2021 | PNS | Dehradun