With Karnal bagging the top slot in Haryana and 41st rank in India out of more than 4,000 cities in Swachh Survekshan-2017 survey, it has geared up to make it to the top position in the next year’s cleanliness survey.
Adhering the track of the cleanest city Indore in Madhya Pradesh, Karnal jumped to 65th rank in 2017 from 123rd rank in 2014 under Swachh Survekshan Survey. In the recent times, a delegation led by Subash Chander, Executive Vice-Chairman, Haryana Swachh Bharat Mission, visited Indore, the cleanest city, for three days and got acquainted with the plan of action of its administration to become the cleanest city.
While dreaming of Karnal to be the cleanest city in the country, Chander said, “I have submitted a clean report on the Indore visit to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who is keen on transforming Haryana the cleanest state in the country.”
Speaking on the journey of Indore to become the cleanest city, Chander said that Indore had launched many awareness campaigns that include advertisements on cleanliness, slogans, songs, and skits. Also, the construction of private and public toilets was done in a large number. And grievances as to Swachhta application were received within a deadline.
Adding to that, he said, vehicles were provided to ward heads to ensure cleanliness in their wards.
“To ensure the cleanest Haryana, under the Swachhta Mission, the participation of voluntary organisations and public should be abundant, a cleanliness subject should be taught in schools, campaigns of swachhta should be launched in both urban and rural areas, utilisation of modern machinery for cleanliness must be implemented and proper management of solid and liquid waste must be ensured,” said Chander.