Visakhapatnam in the top point with ‘Citizen Feedback’ component of Swachh Survekshan-2018 in the country by getting well over 1 lakh answers from residents up to Wednesday.
The GVMC (Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation) is optimistic that Vizag will take the first position in this segment as SDMC (South Delhi Municipal Corporation), which was in first place till couple of weeks ago, assign an inferior rank to the 2nd position by Vizag by a narrow margin of over 3,000 feedbacks from local people.
At the same time SDMC gained only about 4,000 feedbacks in the last 2 weeks, while Vizag carried out wonderfully by collecting about 47,000 feedbacks.
Some major cities in the country are trailing Vizag by a huge margin, those are Bhopal (47,328), Jaipur (34,113), Indore (67,550 responses) and Tiruchirapalli (57,919). Metro cities such are Kolkata (775), Mumbai (14,637), Bangalore (2,441) and Chennai (9,007) were nowhere near the top.
Vizag residents have lot of affection with their beautiful city, last year the city got the third position too in the Swachh Survekshan feedback 2017. Making city with the large number of feedback as the survey got only 37 lakh responses from all 434 cities of the country.
M Hari Narayanan GVMC commissioner described how the people can submit their responses in different ways one is Swachh Survekshan and Swachhata app and another one is the toll-free number #1969. More than 1lack people participated in the survey 2017. And for this time we will expect for feedback from about 2 lakh residents, he expressed.