GUWAHATI, Sept 2: One need not be told that public toilets are as a rule dirty, chocked up and stinking in our country despite the government announcing umpteen number of scheme, including the Swachh Bharat Mission. The general public view is that anything like a clean public toilet will never see the light of the day.
The worst situation on this count is faced mainly by our womenfolk. The public toilets in the city are as good as unapproachable with cleaning of the same by authorities like the GMC a distant cry.
In this regard, a student of Handique Girls’ college in Guwahati said that the public toilets are as a rule dirty as regular cleaning of the same is totally lacking.
While Guwahati has been selected to be transformed into a Smart City, the current year’s Swachch Survekshan, the nation-wide cleanliness survey carried out by the Centre, points out that the city’s Guwahati’s cleanliness ranking has dropped radically in comparison its position in the past two years. Guwahati’s cleanliness position dropped from 50 in 2016 to 134 in 2017 and further down to 207 in the current year.