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Snake Catcher | Snake Rescue in Surat

Today early morning cleaning staff was going about the errand in the society as usual, when they spotted a snake in the compound. They called in the Supervisor and informed the community via online message to avoid going towards the compound corner. They started making noise when I went to see.

Snake had made it’s way into the compound via the trees overhanging on the wall. In the backyard there are many trees and a waterhole. Snake used to roam about in that place usually in monsoon. They tried to contact anyone who would help rescue the snake. After about 10-15 minutes they didn’t seem to be able to find any way out.

I stepped in to avoid anyone taking wrong action against the snake. I made some calls to the animal rescue teams and one of them told they will find someone in our area and update. After 10 minutes I got a call from one of the nature volunteer and he asked for address. They reached in about 15 minutes.

The snake had hidden behind some steel planks near the wall. We waited around to see if the snake didn’t escape anywhere. Once they came in, they asked for the person who saw it. Asked for the size and colour. First plank was removed and nothing seen. People were doubting if it had left from somewhere. After removing the second one, snake jumped right out it and started to crawl ahead.

One of the volunteer just tried to hold it but it went pass by. Another volunteer held it from the tail and slowly started to let it flow. Within a minute he got good control on it and it was moving freely. Meanwhile they asked for pillow cover and one of the occupant provided them. They let the snake slip into the pillow cover and tied it properly. They just left after that.


Few people resort to hurting the snake, which is actually not required.

Whenever you spot a snake or someone around you spots any snake, try to remain calm and inform animal rescue team immediately. Do not hurt or overcrowd the place to avoid any accident. Provide all details clearly about the snake, location and keep a watch on the snake.

To call Snake rescue team in Surat try below organization as they are doing commendable work :


Prayas Team Environment Charitable Trust

“C-110/Commercial Complex”,
Udhna Udyognagar Sangh, Central Road No. 10, Opposite Bank of Baroda,
“Udhna”, Surat, Gujarat, INDIA.
Pincode: 394210

Phone – 9825119081

http://www.prayas-india.org/


Swachh Survekshan 2020 | Citizen Feedback

Swachh Survekshan 2020 starts from today on 4th January 2020 and ends on 31st January 2020. Swachh Survekshan is conducted every year in various categories to rank cities and towns of India based on the cleanliness drives, waste management, citizen feedback, direct observation, surveys, projects carried out, service level progress, innovation and many other factors related to cleanliness of a city. Indore ranked first in Swachh Survekshan 2019. Surat was ranked 14th in SS 2019.

Swachh Survekshan 2020

Swachh Survekshan 2020 weightage is distributed as shown below :

Swachh Survekshan 2020

Citizen Feedback is one of the important parameter of evaluation for Swachh Survekshan. Citizen Feedback starts from 4th January 2020 and ends on 31st January 2020. Total Marks for Swachh Survekshan is of 6000 Marks. The city which scores the highest overall will be ranked first in Swach Survekshan 2020. As the chart shows, Citizen Feedback carries 25% of the total score. This category is to see engagement from citizens of a particular city, how they feel about the facilities provided by the Corporation or Municipal bodies, overall feedback about the growth and cleanliness of the city.

Surat scored 974 out of 1250 in Citizens Feedback category during Swachh Survekshan 2019. Indore which ranked first overall in SS 2019 had scored 1129 out of 1250.


ODF stands for Open Defecation Free.

Citizens who wish to provide feedback for Swachh Survekshan 2020, need to be willing to verify mobile number for a transparent and fair means of feedback. Feedback can be provided by visiting Citizen Feedback – SS2020 link.

  • Select State, District and Urban Local Body (ULB) or City.
  • Fill in your age, name, mobile number and gender.
  • Provide your valuable feedback.
  • Submit OTP received on your mobile.
  • Your feedback is completed. It will take you not more than 5 minutes.

Surat ranked best city in Solid Waste Management in Swachh Survekshan 2019.

  • Keep your city and public places clean
  • Avoid use of Plastic
  • Segregate Waste into dry and wet waste
  • Drop your waste into Door-to-Door collection vehicles only
  • Complaint and update corporation for any issues

Surat is one of the fastest growing cities of Asia. Share your comments about the good things in Surat and not so good things in the comment section below. If you are from other cities, share the story of your city in comment section below what makes your city number one as per you.