Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) announced cleanliness awards as part of the ongoing Swachh Survekshan 2018 initiated by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. Swachh Survekshan is a comprehensive examination undertaken by Government of India to assess development and achievement by cities against defined goals of the Swachh Bharat Mission.
GMC conducted an extensive survey across schools, hotels, hospitals, resident welfare associations (RWA) and market associations to check cleanliness across various parameters like waste segregation, toilets, etc. A team comprising of Medical and Health Officers visited list of schools, hotels, hospitals, resident welfare associations and market associations to assess the cleanliness levels over the last couple of weeks since the announcement of Swachh Survekshan in Guwahati on 27 December, 2017.
Don Bosco School, Pan Bazaar has been awarded as the cleanest school in Guwahati followed by Assam Jatiya Bidyalay, Noonmati & Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Silpukhuri. Amongst the Hotels, Vivanta by Taj, Guwahati has been awarded as the cleanest following all norms followed by Hotel Palacio and Hotel Radisson Blu. Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Amingaon has been adjudged as the cleanest hospital followed by Ayursundra Superspeciality Hospital, Boragaon and Satribari Christian Hospital.
Amongst the resident’s welfare association (RWA), Infinity Signature Estate at Ulubari has been awarded the cleanest followed by Shine Heaven, Bagorbari and Spanish Garden, Zoo Road. The exercise also covered market associations for which Kacharighat market association got recognised for being the cleanest market followed by Anandaram Baruah market at Chandmari and Uzan Bazar market. “The whole exercise has been extensive and the recognition process will encourage all stakeholders to maintain cleanliness as per the guidelines helping build a Swachh environment and making our city the cleanest in the country”, said Monalisa Goswami, Commissioner, Guwahati Municipal Corporation.
The occasion was graced by Honourable Mayor, Mrigen Sarania, Commissioner, GMC, Monalisa Goswami, Joint Commissioner, Deba Kr. Mishra and brand ambassadors Kopil Bora and Sagorika Goswami.
Swachh Survekshan process will examine various work done by the urban local body towards meeting Swachh Bharat Mission goals and then rate the cities across India on the basis of their performance and achievement.