New Delhi: Claimed to be world’s largest cleanliness survey, the fervour around Swachh Survekshan 2018 can be seen across 4,041 cities of India, with civic bodies conducting massive awareness campaigns to reach out to as many people as possible. And giving a boost to this mega survey, is none other than the Badshah of Bollywood himself, Shah Rukh Khan. In a recent video released by the Centre, Shah Rukh Khan has given out simple yet a effective strategy to curb overall waste generation.
The ‘Zero’ actor has put in a humble request to everyone to religiously follow waste segregation,
“By tweaking a small habit you can solve the garbage crisis in your city. By segregating dry and wet waste, you can save 50-60 per cent of your household waste from landing up on your city’s garbage mountain. Follow this and help your city get rid of the mountain of garbage. Let’s all come together, change our habits and help make India a clean and a healthy nation,” said the superstar.
Watch his full message here:
— Swachh Bharat Urban (@SwachhBharatGov) January 22, 2018
The pan India survey, which kickstarted on January 4, will continue till March 10. Under this, all the cities in the country will be assessed on their sanitation quotient. Each city will be ranked out of 4,000 marks, of which over 1,200 marks are dedicated for direct observation and the rest will be given on the basis of citizen feedback and service level progress. The cities will be evaluated on a total of six parameters – Collection and Transportation of Municipal Solid Waste, Processing and Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste, Sanitation Related Progress, IEC (Information, Education and Communication), Capacity Building and Innovation and Best Practices.
The results of the survey are likely to be announced on March 26, 2018.