1. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Mysuru is India’s cleanest city, PM Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi among dirtiest

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Mysuru is India’s cleanest city, PM Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi among dirtiest

Nearly 18 months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Mysuru in Karnataka has retained the top spot as India's cleanest city out of 73 cities with a population of 1 million or more.

By: | Updated: February 15, 2016 8:31 PM
Under the Swachh Survekshan-2016, Mysuru retained the top spot it had earned last year when 476 cities with a population of over 1 lakh each were surveyed. It is followed by Chandigarh (best in north zone), Tiruchirapalli and New Delhi's NDMC (best among Smart Cities). (Source: Mysore.ind)

Under the Swachh Survekshan-2016, Mysuru retained the top spot it had earned last year when 476 cities with a population of over 1 lakh each were surveyed. It is followed by Chandigarh (best in north zone), Tiruchirapalli and New Delhi’s NDMC (best among Smart Cities). (Source: Mysore.ind)

Nearly 18 months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Mysuru in Karnataka has retained the top spot as India’s cleanest city out of 73 cities with a population of 1 million or more. The ministry of urban development ranked 73 cities for their work in different areas of sanitation. Under the Swachh Survekshan-2016, Mysuru retained the top spot it had earned last year when 476 cities with a population of over 1 lakh each were surveyed. It is followed by Chandigarh (best in north zone), Tiruchirapalli and New Delhi’s NDMC (best among Smart Cities). Interestingly, Varanasi from where Modi contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections comes in at rank 65.  Four cities –Visakhapatnam, Surat, Rajkot and Gangtok – entered the Top 10 list while Navi Mumbai, Chennai, Pune and Nashik have dropped out.

India five dirtiest cities are Meerut, Patna, Itanagar, Asansol and Dhanbad. Minister for urban development, Venkaiah Naidu stated that all cities with a population of over 1 lakh would be surveyed for cleanliness every year. While NDMC makes it to the top 5, South MCD has been ranked 39, North MCD 42, while East MCD is lower at 52. The best performer among mega cities is surprisingly Greater Mumbai at rank 10 while Gangtok has been rated the best among capitals and in the North-East region. While Chennai is ranked 36, it is followed by Gurgaon and Bengaluru (38). Rajkot in Gujarat has been the best performer in door-to-door collection and transportation of solid waste and sweeping.

Results are based on the marks scored with respect to the components of the Swachh Bharat Mission. This includes availability of infrastructure and service levels related to sanitation such as individual household toilets, public and community toilets and collection, transportation and processing of municipal solid waste.

The ministry of urban development has classified the cities into four categories. The top 15 cities which scored more than 70% of the total 2000 marks are categorized Leaders; 20 cities (ranks 16-35) with 60-70% scores have been termed Aspiring Leaders, 18 cities (ranks 36-53) with 50%-60% scores need to accelerate their efforts and the 20 cities (ranks 54-73) with scores below 50% have been termed Slow Movers. These cities need to work harder to improve sanitation. The MoUD believes that as such surveys  happen every year, there will be a greater degree of churn to getter a better rank.

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      SANJIV
      Feb 15, 2016 at 4:59 pm
      fekku keep it up in varanasi too :AFTER ONLY 12 YEARS OF HIS GOOD GOVERNANCE THIS MUCH MODIJI ACHIEVED . IF HE WAS GIVEN 60 YEARS ? THE GREAT GUJARAT DEVELOPMENT MODEL : 1. 67% OF RURAL HOUSEHOLDS IN GUJARAT HAVE NO ACCESS TO TOILETS. MEMBERS OF MORE THAN 65% HOUSEHOLDS DEFECATE IN THE OPEN. 2. MORE THAN 5000 FARMERS COMMITTED SUICIDE IN GUJARAT DURING THE LAST 10 YEARS. 3. FOUR LAKH FARMERS DO NOT HAVE ELECTRICITY CONNECTION AT ALL IN GUJARAT. 4. ACCORDING TO THE CENSUS DATA OF 2011, OVER 11 LAKH HOUSEHOLDS IN GUJARAT DON’T HAVE ELECTRICITY. 5. AGRICULTURE PRODUCTIVITY HAS DECLINED IN GUJARAT COMPARED TO THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. 6. GUJARAT IS AMONG THE WORST IN THE COUNTRY IN RURAL EDUCATION. ONLY SEVEN PERCENT GUJARAT CL 5TH STUDENTS CAN READ SENTENCES. THIS IS WAY BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. 7. GUJARAT CL 8TH STUDENTS CAN’T READ ENGLISH OR HINDI PROPERLY. 8. GUJARAT RANKS 12TH IN LITERACY AMONG THE STATES IN INDIA. 9. GUJARAT RANKS 18TH WHEN IT COMES TO SUCCESS IN KEEPING CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS. 59% CHILDREN DROP OUT FROM SCHOOLS. 10. APPROXIMATELY 47 PER CENT OF CHILDREN BELOW THE AGE OF THREE IN GUJARAT ARE UNDERWEIGHT. 11. INFANT MORTALITY IS HIGH IN GUJARAT, WHICH RANKS 11TH COUNTRYWIDE IN THE RATE OF DECLINE OF INFANT MORTALITY. 12. UNICEF HAS REPORTED THAT “ALMOST EVERY SECOND CHILD IN GUJARAT UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE YEARS IS UNDERNOURISHED AND THREE OUT OF FOUR ARE ANEMIC”. 13. ONE MOTHER IN THREE IN GUJARAT STRUGGLES WITH ACUTE UNDER-NUTRITION. 14. RECENTLY 13 LAKH ASPIRANTS APPLIED FOR A MERE 1500 VACANCIES IN THE GOVERNMENT. 15. EMPLOYMENT RATE IN GUJARAT HAS GROWN ONLY AT 0.4 PER CENT, WHICH IS MUCH BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. 16. MORE THAN 60 THOUSAND SMALL AND MEDIUM INDUSTRIAL UNITS HAVE SHUT DOWN IN GUJARAT IN RECENT YEARS. 17. NSSO HAS REVEALED THAT GUJARAT HAS NEARLY 4.2 LAKH CHILD WORKERS WHICH IS THE HIGHEST IN INDIA. 18. MORE THAN ONE CRORE (10 MILLION) PEOPLE IN GUJARAT LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE (BPL). 19. GUJARAT PURCHASES SOLAR POWER FROM CRONY CAPITALISTS AT RUPEES 13 PER UNIT WITHOUT TENDER WHILE MP AND KARNATAKA FOLLOW A PROPER TENDERING PROCESS AND PURCHASE SOLAR POWER AT RS. 7.5 PER UNIT. 20. GUJARAT IS THE MOST POLLUTED STATE IN THE COUNTRY ACCORDING TO THE CENTRAL POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD (CPCB). Make yourself at home.
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