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Thursday, 11 February 2021

Panchkula leads Haryana in citizen feedback component

Tribune News Service

Panchkula, February 10

The Panchkula Municipal Corporation leads Haryana in terms of the maximum citizen participation in the ongoing Swachh Survekshan-2021.

It is one of the key components of the cleanliness rankings for evaluating the performance of a civic body.

As many as 2.01 lakh people have submitted their feedback on cleanliness and sanitation in the city so far, according to an official press note.

Mayor Kulbhushan Goyal said the enthusiasm exhibited by citizens in submitting their inputs for the cleanliness survey would give an edge to the Panchkula Municipal Corporation over other cities in securing a place among the cleanest cities in 2021. Of the 6,000 marks in the cleanliness rankings, the citizen feedback carries 1,800 marks, which is 30 per cent of the total weightage. Panchkula was declared the 56th cleanest city in the country in the Swachh Survekshan-2020.

However, only 24,941 citizens had participated in the cleanliness survey last year.

In 2019, it stood at the 71st spot. Its rank was 142 in 2018.

The local civic body has time and again urged the citizens to give a positive feedback and help the corporation obtain a better rank.

The city was recently declared open defecation-free (ODF) ++ for the third consecutive year by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. However, Chandigarh Tribune had subsequently highlighted the poor state of toilets in the city, with citizens still defecating in the open.

from The Tribune

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