Sorry to say, I find Municipal apathy, disinterest and lethargy endemic.
No, there is no improvement and in some areas the situation is even worse.
4,000 deaths due to Chikangunia..and rising fast, would have made Headlines in the rest of the world.
I also agree that we ourselves, the citizens, are responsible for much of the garbage, the shabbiness, the lack of co-operation and the disinterest to keep our colonies really smart and clean. We are too immersed in corruption, willing to bribe, uninterested to be involved as responsible citizens..what a great pity.
If billions of citizens had pride in and love for their country, cities, towns, villages .....what a a stupendous mark and what a miraculous change would be bestowed upon this suffering Nation.