The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation officials have been getting things in order for the Swachh Survekshan Survey 2020. Every year, the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs releases a list of the cleanest cities in India after undertaking a comprehensive four-step survey. One part of the survey is to gather the citizens’ feedback on their local municipality’s work through the year. The GVMC therefore has amped up its game ahead of the survey. It has invited Vizagites to register their votes by dialing toll-free number ‘1969’ or via the Swacchta web application. As per a recent update, Visakhapatnam has topped the charts in the category of citizen feedback as on Thursday.
The GVMC also appealed to Visakhapatnam citizens to spread the word about Swachh Survekshan Survey 2020 on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. The personnel has also been cleaning up the drains in various parts of the city ahead of the officials’ visit.
GVMC Commissioner also took to her Twitter account and asked the citizens to register any complaints they may have on WhatsApp through the numbers – 966690919293 / 180042500009. She added that Visakhapatnam must aspire to be named the cleanest city in India.
The Swacch Suvrekshan Survey 2020 is implemented under the central government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Urban) scheme. It is the government’s initiative to ensure that local municipality officials ensure safe and clean spaces for their citizens.
In 2017, Visakhapatnam stood 3rd in India under the ‘cleanest city’ category. In 2018, the city was at the 7th position, and in 2019, on the 23rd position. The GVMC officials hope to get back to top position on the charts, with their added efforts.