600 days of Swachh Bharat: Is your city clean?

Interestingly, only 21 per cent citizens had found their city cleaner one year after the initiative was launched.

Published: 11th June 2016 03:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2016 04:26 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Fifty-two per cent of citizens find their city cleaner 600 days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched tbe Swachh Bharat (Clean India) initiative, a countrywide survery has found.

"At 600 days, Swachh Bharat is making progress but civic sense awareness and municipal engagement and effectiveness remain a critical challenge," LocalCircles, which conducted the online survey of over 40,000 citizens, said.

Interestingly, only 21 per cent citizens had found their city cleaner one year after the initiative was launched.

Twenty-three percent of citizens said availability of public toilets had improved, against only 12 percent who had found an improvement a year after the drive began.

Fifty-percent felt civic sense awareness was the most important driver for improving cleanliness, while 40 percent felt municipal engagement and effectiveness was needed for better cleanliness.

Responding to the question: How is your city since the launch of Swachh Bharat on October 2, 2014, 11 per cent said it was much cleaner while 41 percent said it was somewhat cleaner. However, 40 per cent said there was no change while eight per cent said things had gotten worse.

Responding to the question on the availability of public toilets, a whopping 64 per cent said there had been no chnage, while 13 percent took the can't say route.


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