Jammu improves in Swachh Survekshan ranking 2021


JAMMU, Nov 24: Mayor, Jammu Municipal Corpor-ation hold a press conference in presence of Commi-ssioner, JMC, Ms. Avny Lavasa (IAS) & Chairmen, Public Health Sanitation Committee, Narinder Singh, Social Justice Com-mittee, Kuldeep Singh & Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Committee, Yash Paul Sha-rma regarding the recent ranking achieved by JMC in Swachh Survekashan-2021. During the conference various initiatives undertaken by JMC with regard to sanitation aspects in ensuring 100% door to door collection of segregated solid waste, deployment of new waste collections vehicle/autos, IEC campaign and plastic campaign were highlighted.
While addressing, the Mayor apprised that Swac-hh Survekshan is an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in cities and towns across India. It was launched as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which aimed to make India clean and free of open defecation by 2nd October 2019. The first survey was undertaken in 2016 and covered 73 cities; by 2020 the survey had grown to cover 4242 cities and was said to be the largest cleanliness survey in the world.
The objective of the survey is to encourage large scale citizen participation, ensure sustainability of initiatives taken towards garbage free and open defecation free cities, provide credible outcomes which would be validated by third party certification, institutionalize existing systems through online processes & create awareness amongst all sections of society about the importance of working together towards making towns and cities more habitable & sustainable. Addit-ionally, the survey also intends to foster a spirit of healthy competition amo-ngst towns & cities to improve their service delivery to citizens & move towards creating cleaner cities.

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