Jalandhar Civic body gears up for Swachh Survekshan 2021

Jalandhar Civic body gears up for Swachh Survekshan 2021

After securing 119th position in the Swachh Survekshan-2020, a lot will depend on residents as the feedback weightage has gone up from 25 per cent to 30 per cent this time. - File photo

Deepkamal Kaur

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, March 6

After securing 119th position in the Swachh Survekshan-2020, a lot will depend on residents as the feedback weightage has gone up from 25 per cent to 30 per cent this time.

As the Swachh Survekshan-2021 team is expected in a few days, the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation has started touring various colleges to make students aware about cleanliness and seeking their cooperation in community participation, especially from the point of waste segregation at home, which accounts for maximum weightage in the survey. Even signages have been put across the city to make residents aware of the upcoming survey.

Joint Commissioner MC Major Amit Sareen said the team was expected here any day. He said quite a few changes have been made in the survey.

Changes in survey

While the total marking remains the same at 6,000, the weightage has got changed. While earlier, there were four factors – feedback of citizens, direct observation, service level progress and certification, each having an equal weightage of 25 per cent (1500 marks). This time direct observation parameter has been merged in the citizen’s voice and service-level progress.

While the citizen’s voice (including factors like feedback, use of Swachhta app, engagement and innovation) will have 30 per cent weightage, service-level progress (segregated collection, processing, disposal and sanitation) will have 40 per cent weightage and certification will have 30 per cent say.

High-weightage category

Segregated collection will have 600 marks. It will be assessed as to how many wards are segregating the waste at the generator’s end and marks will be given accordingly. Cleanliness of public places will have 90 marks. Coverage of storm water system will carry 85 marks.

The implementation on ban on use of plastic bags will carry 30 marks. Percentage of wet processing capacity will have 100 marks. Capacity of dry waste processing facility will carry 60 marks. Proper disposal of diapers, sanitary napkins and medical waste will carry 60 marks. Reuse of construction waste will have 100 marks.

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