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Indore: Swachh Survey: IMC lends helping hand to DAVV in maintaining cleanliness

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Indore: Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has lent a helping hand to Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) in maintaining cleanliness ahead of the university put to test for Swachh survey ranking anytime soon. As part of ‘Swachhta Ranking of Higher Educational Institutions’ a central team would soon visit the DAVV and inspect its campuses to establish level of cleanliness and hygiene maintained there. The assessment will be based on two criteria: on-campus hygiene and cleanliness activities outside.

The team will check availability of toilets on the campuses and their condition, examine garbage disposal system, technology used for solid and liquid waste management among other parameters. It will also examine quality of drinking water, hostel kitchen hygiene, apparel of staff and extent of mechanisation of food preparation under the survey. “IMC is helping us for the survey. It has provided us some implements for cleaning and grass cutting on the campus. I have also talked to the municipal commissioner Manish Singh and requested him to give us guidance on setting up solid waste disposal system on our campuses,” said vice chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad.

Currently, cleaning and painting work are going on in full swing at both the campuses of DAVV is underway. Also toilet cleaning is going in all departments are going on. But, the big challenge before the DAVV is clean and maintenance of toilet at hostels. “The condition hostels, especially toilet there, is pathetic. It’s DAVV’s Achilles Heels,” a DAVV officer said. Because of efforts of IMC, Indore got cleanest city tag in the country. Can DAVV with help from IMC be also able to pull out highest rank in Swachhta Survey of Higher Educational Institutions?