Swachh Survekshan 2018
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Dec 28: Resting as the 50th clean city of India out of 73 competing cities in the Swachh Survekshan 2016, Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) resolves to take the first position amongst the 4041 competitors competing in ‘Swachh Survekshan 2018’.
‘Swachh Survekshan 2018’ was launched in the city today by Guwahati Municipal Corporation in the presence of the Mayor of the city, Commissioner GMC and Assamese actor Kapil Bora and Sagarika Goswami as its Brand Ambassador.
Speaking to this reporter, Commissioner GMC Molisa Goswami said, “This is just a way to move towards a clean earth, where every city of the country becomes clean and green. This year we have taken new strategies to give a better show in ‘Swachh Survekshan 2018’. A city -based survey will be conducted by GMC to assess the cleanest school, hotel, hospital, market association and resident welfare association in the city and recognize the winners in the said categories.”
“We are looking forward to more downloading of the ‘Swachata app’. In 2016 on the basis of downloading, registration of complaint and feedback we were positioned 50th out of the 73 cities and in the year 2017 we were 134th out of 434. This year competition is going to be tough. So we are planning to make the toilets of shopping malls free for public use too.”
She said that this year they also have decided that anyone who downloads the app and sends the photo of anyone making the environment unclean along with the me of that person, the person sending the photo will be awarded and the person committing will be punished accordingly.
However Brand Ambassador Kapil Bora said, “Charity begins at home! So it’s our responsibility to make our children and siblings aware that it is everyone’s duty to keep the environment clean. It can be expected to be done by the government. It is we who shall be responsible for the dirt being spread around the city. Assam is a major tourist destition for tourists around the world. And our cleanliness defines them what Guwahati is, how clean Assam is.”