In order to work towards the accomplishment of the Swachh Bharat Mission, the Uttar Pradesh government is taking all possible steps to keep the cities clean and make them garbage-free. It is in this regard that the state government said that the self-assessment will be done in every urban body till August 30, while a meeting to review the progress will be held on September 4.
Earlier, a mock assessment was conducted in the urban bodies in April 2023, which underlined the need to continue the efforts being made towards achieving the target of a Garbage-Free City under the Swachh Survekshan 2023.
Amrit Abhijat, Principal Secretary, Urban Development Department, said that the self-assessment will be done through a dedicated Google form which will define the standard of each parameter for the evaluation of Garbage Free City.
“This form will be filled by the urban body. The last date for submission of the complete self-assessment report is August 30, by 5 pm,” he said.
The executive officers have been instructed to ensure this is within the prescribed time limit. A self-assessment will be reviewed on September 4 at 11 am. The process of completing the self-assessment report correctly and submitting it within the prescribed time limit will be ensured compulsorily.
“In order to achieve this objective of Nagar Palika Parishad/Nagar Panchayat, a proactive step has been taken by the Uttar Pradesh Government by starting the self-assessment system. It aims to empower urban bodies to actively participate in evaluating their progress and identify areas that need more attention. This system of evaluation, started in April, will help in the effective implementation of the Government’s strategies in this regard,” Principal Secretary Abhijat said.
(With inputs from ANI)