QCI team to visit Hyderabad to assess cleanliness

Hyderabad: A three-member team from Quality Council of India on behalf of Union Ministry of Urban Development will visit Hyderabad to assess the city in terms of cleanness to rank the city and to ascertain the progress in implementing various components of Swatch Bharat Mission.

The team members will stay in Hyderabad for at least three days to take stock of conditions in the city. They will collect data on staff strength in sanitation, conservancy system, method of garbage collection, solid waste management, open defecation, IEC and public awareness, etc.

The assessors would visit various areas, including developed, underdeveloped, organised slums and unorganised slums in the city to take note of garbage collection and disposal mechanism.

As per the guidelines of Swatch Bharat Mission, a flagship programme of the Central Government, the assessors would collect field information by visiting residential colonies, public toilets, community toilets, bus stands, vegetable markets and others to study cleanliness.

The evaluation would focus on strategy being followed for preventing open defecation, integrated solid waste management, collection and transportation of garbage, education and information, maintenance of community and public toilets and coverage of toilets in individual households.

Similarly, downloading of Swachhta App, citizen participation on airing public grievances and response of officials in rectifying the grievances would also be evaluated.

Besides meeting the residents, the team members would make random calls to obtain feedback about the civic body’s contribution to various aspects of cleanliness. –NSS

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