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Swachh contests to perk up rank

Civic body to organise cleanliness competitions in hotels, market and housing complexes, shopping areas and schools

Animesh Bisoee Jamshedpdur Published 16.12.19, 07:18 PM
Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee aims to raise awareness on cleanliness among all sections of the society

Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee aims to raise awareness on cleanliness among all sections of the society Telegraph file picture

Civic body Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) has decided to organise cleanliness competitions in hotels, market and housing complexes, shopping areas and schools as part of its efforts to improve its ranking in Swachh Survekshan 2020, the annual cleanliness survey.

“Through these competitions, we have decided to raise awareness on cleanliness among all sections of the society ahead of the pan-India Swachh Survekshan tentatively scheduled to be held in January. We want everybody’s involvement in the initiative to improve our ranking. We have held a meeting with all stakeholders and shared information on the parameters of the competition that will be held before the middle of next month,” said JNAC special officer Krishna Kumar said.

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The on-field assessment will be done by a third-party agency between January 4 and 30.

“There will be different parameters for housing complexes, hotels, malls and market complexes, shopping areas and schools. The winners will be felicitated based on how the fare. We hope to complete the competitions across all schools, hotels, residential complexes and shopping areas by the middle of January,” JNAC city manager Mrityunjay Pandey said.

The housing complexes and hotels will have parameters such as waste segregation, compost facility and frequency of waste collection. Parameters for schools will include toilet facility based on student ratio and cleaning of classroom and campus.

Shopping complexes and malls will be judged on waste collection, the number of bins or vats kept for trash disposal and cleaning of drains.

There will be 6,000 marks in Swachh Survekshan 2020, out of which 1,500 marks will be for direct observation by on-field assessors.

In Swachh Survekshan 2019, Jharkhand had finished second among the best performing states, trailing Chhattisgarh. Maharashtra was in the third position.

JNAC was adjudged the best among the civic bodies in the state. It was ranked 15 among all the 4,237 urban local bodies of the country covered in the survey this year.

Ranchi was adjudged the best capital city in terms of citizen feedback.

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