New Delhi: Government’s Swachh Survekshan 2018, which is for the first time covering all the 4,041 towns of the country, gets support from actor Ayushmann Khurrana. Through a short video message, Ayushmann appeals the bulk waste generators of India to follow a simple thumb rule for a Swachh India, he adds, “If you have a canteen, hotel, dhaba or a banquet hall, make sure you segregate your garbage. The technique is simple, first, start segregating your trash as wet or dry waste by putting it in different bins. Then, send dry waste for recycling and use wet for making compost. The art of composting is not just simple, but cost-effective.”
This video message is part of the awareness campaign which is being run by the Centre for its ongoing Swachh Survekshan 2018. Ayushmann Khurrana further added,
We all need to take this small step towards swachhta. This mantra can help your city become No.1 in this Swachh Survekshan.
Watch Ayushmann Khurrana’s Full Message
— Swachh Silchar (@SwachhSilchar) March 1, 2018
Earlier, as a part of the same awareness campaign, Ayushamann made an appeal to everyone for keeping public toilets clean after using them. His message was,
Public toilets are at your disposal. If you will not keep them clean and hygienic, then who else will take care of them? And then, how will India become Swachh?
Toilets are a progressive sign of growth and well-being.
Let's pledge not to defecate in the open and keep our toilets clean after using them.
— Swachh Bharat Urban (@SwachhBharatGov) February 27, 2018
Ayushmann Khurrana is not the only celebrity who has lent his support to government’s ongoing cleanliness survey. Earlier, Sachin Tendulkar, Shah Rukh Khan, and Anil Kapoor also came out with video messages in a bid to educate people to keep their area swachh.
The Swachh Survekshan this year is being touted by the government as world’s largest cleanliness survey because this time the survekshan is assessing all the towns of India that has a population of 40 crore on their cleanliness quotient. This is almost a 10-fold increase from last year’s survey.
The cities this year will be ranked out of the total of 4,000 marks, out of which over 1200 marks will be given for direct observation, while 1400 marks will be granted on the basis of citizen feedback and service level progress.