Delhi: AAP takes cleanliness campaign to next phase, looks into status of complaints

The AAP, in a statement, said it had received around 60,000 photographs on social media.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 13, 2014 8:42 am
The party said people could send their responses on WhatsApp by using “any of the options — cleaned/not cleaned/don’t know” to the party’s helpline number. (Source: PTI photo) The party said people could send their responses on WhatsApp by using “any of the options — cleaned/not cleaned/don’t know” to the party’s helpline number. (Source: PTI photo)

Days after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) met officials of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to apprise them of the state of cleanliness in various parts of the capital following the launch of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, the party, on Sunday, announced the next phase of the cleanliness drive. AAP leaders said they were checking the status of action taken on the complaints of residents and apprising the civic body of the situation every day.

Having asked residents of Delhi to send them photographs of garbage strewn around along with the addresses, the AAP, in a statement, said it had received around 60,000 photographs on social media — Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp  — and through e-mails.
Elaborating on the second phase of their campaign, the AAP said, “The party website will update the status report of the uploaded photographs by contacting citizens who sent these photos and by asking them whether the MCD has addressed their grievance.”

The party also said people could send their responses on WhatsApp by using “any of the options — cleaned/not cleaned/don’t know” to the party’s helpline number.

“The party will send photographs of the ground situation to the three mayors of municipal corporations on a daily basis now,” the statement said.

According to the AAP, the party has formed teams to “conduct a status update calling campaign”. “Party volunteers are calling the people who sent photographs of the garbage littered to find out whether the concerned authorities have begun cleaning up,” the party said.

To raise awareness among residents about the cleanliness drive, the party also plans to meet resident welfare associations (RWAs) to discuss the issue.

“The AAP is preparing for a regular dialogue with the people and their representative organisations, particularly the RWAs, so that constructive suggestions could be provided to the civic body, which has over the decades, been largely ineffective in addressing the problem of garbage disposal in Delhi,” the party said.

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    Real Mantra
    Oct 13, 2014 at 8:00 am
    come on guys, post the comment
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      Chandra
      Oct 13, 2014 at 10:28 am
      Hemant Desai Ji.. I am an NRI in UK and been working on this project. There was one company in Pune developed a website to sort and store the photos from whatsapp or text, and a team of NRI volenteers reviewed day and night to go through these photos and only valid photos with proper address are sent to Municpal authorities and others valid pics with no addresses are being identified by contacting the sender or national geo to identify the exact spot of the location where this garbage pic was taken.
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        krish
        Oct 13, 2014 at 6:19 am
        BJP did just 1 day hulla gulla and next day ALL NORMAL AS USUAL.AAP is really committed to the issues of the public , 1) instead of seeing this as politics they supported the SWACH BHARAT ABHIYAAN.2) They are still working continuosly for cleaning delhi.This is real intention to work for the people.Long live AAP!! And i hope AAP will win DELHI with landslide majority this time unlike 28 seats in last election.
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          Babumoshai
          Oct 13, 2014 at 11:59 am
          AAP is showing the way for other parties to emulate. At least MCD will now have to become responsive else it will be disrespecting Modiji's vision of a clean India.
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            Babumoshai
            Oct 14, 2014 at 2:11 am
            Excellent job by AAP.
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