Mumbaikars most responsive in the state with over 20,000 responses in Swachh Survekshan 2018

Every year, cities are bestowed with the title of “Swachh Cities” on the basis of 4,000 marks for cleanliness and sanitation by the Union Government

Mumbaikars most responsive in the state with over 20,000 responses in Swachh Survekshan 2018

Mumbaikars are always vocal about their opinions and once again they have ranked as the most enthusiastic in the state for expressing their opinion on the cleanliness efforts in the city. The residents of Mumbai led the numbers with 20,056 people providing feedback in the Swachh Survekshan 2018.

Thane was next with 13,262 responses whereas Mahabaleshwar came third with 9,938 responses. Pune was ranked fourth with 9,860 votes and Navi Mumbai made it to the fifth spot with 8,883 people providing their feedbacks.

Citizen feedback is vital for deciding the cleanliness rankings of the cities in the annual survey conducted by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The ministry allots the rankings of 4,041 cities which should be out by next month.

Multiple ways to provide feedback include the Swachh Survekshan web portal, telephone calls, face-to-face interviews, interactive voice response and its official mobile application. The BMC put a lot of emphasis on marketing the mobile application, Swachhata-MoHUA and urged people to download the application to put up their responses.

The competition, which consists of a total of 4,000 marks has allotted 400 marks for the number of downloads and usage of the app. The downloads numbered just 6,000 on December 6 but now they number around 99,000.

Mumbai saw its rank dropping to 29th in the Swachh Survekshan in 2017 from 10th a year before. In 2017, BMC had scored a bare minimum of 299 out 600 for citizen feedback.

Vasai-Virar got feedback from 5,588 people while Mira-Bhayandar, from 4,879. Kalyan-Dombivali received 3,232 replies, Ulhasnagar 1,675, Panvel 967 and Pen 433.

While the feedback counts all over the country were 33.61 lakh, Rajasthan led with 5.88 lakh replies and Maharashtra was fourth with 2.75 lakh responses.

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