Tirupati, Aug 8: The temple city of Tirupati is striving hard to bag the 'cleanest city' tag in Swachh Sarvekshan, conducted in the second phase. The city lost out in the first round when 100 cities were announced by the Union Urban Development ministry at the beginning of the year.
Leaving no stone unturned, the Municipal Corporation of Tirupati (MCT) has initiated several measures to make the city cleanest as per the parameters set by the Union Ministry.
The ranking will be decided on three main criteria. The first one is: interactions with the municipal body where the experienced assessors , with 10 years of field work will be visiting municipal offices between 5 Jan to 15 Jan in 2017.
The second criteria is direct observation where the assessors will visit 42 locations in each city, which include planned colonies, bulk waste generator, unplanned colonies, public toilets, community toilets, bus stand, railway station, religious places, and main market areas. This will help them analyse the grade of cleanliness.
Photographs will be taken on tablets with geo-tagging facility.
The third parameter will include collecting citizen feedback. This will be carried through in-bound calls comprising six questions on cleanliness and availability of toilets. Citizens can also voluntarily provide information.
Each city will be mearured on 2000 marks. 900 marks for Municipal Corporation Data collection, 500 for direct observation, 600 marks for citizen feedback. Those cities that bagged the top marks will be tagged the 'Cleanest City' of India.