Bhubaneswar: Homework for parents! Sounds strange, but for the Ease of Living Citizens Perception Survey, city authorities have roped in school children with this innovative approach so that more and more people would respond to this survey, launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
The Citizen Perception Survey is an interface, through which citizens of 100 Smart Cities of India are getting a chance to rate their own cites on various Ease Of Living (EOL) parameters like education, health, cleanliness, garbage collection, drinking water, water logging, rental housing, commutation, women safety, emergency services, livelihood opportunities, recreational facilities, cost of living, financial services, air quality, green cover, electricity supply etc.
The survey, which has already started on February 1, will continue till February 29 and a citizen can go and click at the link http://eol2019.org/Citizenfeedback to submit his/her ratings.
A person has to fill his/her name, phone number and click one of the several answers given in the choice to rate their city’s facilities and services.
Through homework for parents, the students in various schools are targeted to take information sheets home so that their parents can respond. Other strategies like videos at major LED display boards, briefing sessions at offices of BMC, BDA and BSCL, campaigns through educational institutions, kiosks at the ongoing Park Utsav venues, talk shows organised in city-based FM radio stations, social media campaigns, SMS campaigns, volunteers carrying placards to motivate public in public places, slum dwellers’ involvement through Peer Leaders (Pragati Sathis) and hoardings at strategic locations by BMC have given a boost to the Survey across the city as it is all charged up to repeat its feat of Smart City Challenge once again.