New Delhi: Ahead of Swachh Survekshan 2018, India’s ‘Toilet Man’, actor Akshay Kumar through a special video message thanked people of Mumbai who changed their unhygienic or dirty habits and instead opted for swachhta and made Mumbai a better and cleaner place. He said, “It is the duty of every individual to keep their city clean – will you like it if people say that ‘you’ live in India’s most dirty city/area or block. No, right? Then, we all should come forward and join hands with those who are doing their bit to keep Mumbai Swachh.”
He further added,
When you and me will come together and change our habits, then only our dream of Swachh Mumbai will be fulfilled.
Watch Akshay Kumar’s Full Message
— Swachh Bharat Urban (@SwachhBharatGov) January 12, 2018
Akshay Kumar has partnered with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for Mumbai’s Swachh Survekshan 2018 cleanliness campaign.
In Swachh Survekshan 2017, Mumbai’s swachh rankings dropped to 29th rank from the 10th place in 2016. The main area in which city has been lagging behind was the Citizen Feedback and that’s why this year BMC is doing their best to improve in that particular area.
This year, 35 percent weightage is being given to citizen feedback alone, an increase of 5 percent from the previous year.
In general, for the first time in history the survey will cover all the 4,041 towns in the country that is home to more than 40 crore people. In 2017, 434 cities with over 1 lakh population and all the state capitals were ranked. In 2016, mere 73 cities with over 10 lakh population and all the state capitals were ranked.