Jamshedpur ranked 7th clean city in country

Written by fe Bureaus | Jamshedpur | Updated: May 13 2010, 05:42am hrs
The steel city of Jamshedpur has been ranked 7th on sanitation and cleanliness in the list of 441 cities & towns. Chandigarh was the cleanest city, Mysore was at number 2. A recent ministry of urban development report stands testimony to the fact that Jamshedpur was not only a steel city but also a clean one. In order to sensitize city administrations as well as the citizens about the current state of sanitation and raise awareness about the need for improvement, the Centre has announced a national rating of Class 1 cities on sanitation parameters. Releasing the ratings recently in Delhi, Union urban development minister Jaipal Reddy said that the exercise for the rating initiated in 2009 is a part of the National Urban Sanitation Policy to make Indian cities and towns totally sanitized, healthy and liveable i.e. to transform them into Nirmal Shahars. Reddy said the purpose of the exercise was also to recognize better performers as well as to encourage other cities to perform better. The minister expressed hope that all stakeholders would join hands in this national endeavour of creating total sanitized cities as the idea was to galvanize action in states and cities towards better sanitation. Various expert agencies were involved to assess the status of sanitation in Class I cities.