Citizens give thumbs up to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

8 lakh Sample Survey reveals cities turned much cleaner in last one year


Swachh Survekshan 2017, an annual exercise conducted by the Ministry of Urban Development has found that the sanitation condition of cities and access of toilets has improved in Indian cities, with about 82 per cent people giving thumbs up to the Swachh flagship programme of the BJP government.

The government will announce the Swachh ranking of cities on Thursday.

Minister of Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu who discussed the findings of the Survey with the ministry officials and the surveyors in detail tweeted today saying : “Survey results are very encouraging. Revealed major improvement in cleanliness in last one year. Swachh Bharat buzz is reflecting on ground. Swachh Rankings of 434 cities and towns will be announced on Thursday this week. More than rankings, citizens’ perception and field reports are more exciting.”

A total of over 37 lakh citizens responded with their feedback under the two month long Survey. After a careful verification of the responses and deletion of multiple responses, Quality Council of India that conducted the Survey have taken in to consideration over 18 lakh responses.

According to the survey there is a positive perception about Swachh Bharat Mission in the cities with a majority of the people feeling that urban sanitation conditions had vastly improved.

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