This App Helps Keep Your City Clean With Just A Click Of A Picture!

Let’s be honest, our Indian cities can be…filthy. And sometimes, it’s just so frustrating to step out of our homes and see all that garbage lying around, even blocking our paths and adding to the already congested roads on occasion. It makes you feel helpless.

Well, not anymore.
The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), GOI has an official app to help tackle this issue. The Swachhata App, as it’s called, enables a citizen to actually do something about the civic issues they face in their neighbourhoods.

So how does it work?

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It’s quite simple. All you need to do to register a complaint is take a picture of the civic-related issue using your phone, sort it into one of the categories mentioned (eg; a garbage dump) and type in the landmark of the complaint location.

The complaint will then be assigned to the concerned sanitary inspector/engineer.

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Once you create a complaint, you’ll receive regular updates on its status. When the issue is corrected, the assigned sanitary inspector/engineer will upload a ‘Resolved’ image.
And if you find a complaint uploaded by another user that’s relevant to you, you can also upvote it so it gets addressed faster.

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The app is available on Google Play and the App Store.

It’s a welcome change in the way complaints and grievances are currently redressed by Municipal Corporations in India. And it’s not a bad way to get citizens to take an active part in maintaining cleanliness in the city, either!

Walking down the filth-lined streets of Mumbai city as I make my way to work makes is probably the part I hate most about my day. But maybe this app will help change that.

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After spending pretty much all of my teen years waiting for a Hogwarts letter that never came, I gave up and settled for being a wizard with words instead. A hopeless romantic, when I’m not penning down short stories, I’m busy imagining my own happily ever after.

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