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Mysuru – India’s cleanest city
Swachh Sarvekshan 2016 survey

During the launch of Swachh Bharat initiative in October 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “I myself will set out with a broom and contribute towards this pious task.”

It’s been more than a year now since the mission was launched. Recently, the government announced the results of the Swachh Sarvekshan 2016 survey conducted to measure the success of the initiative throughout India  Mysuru is ranked India’s cleanliest city.

The Urban Development Ministry announced and also explained the survey process. The release said: 25 teams of surveyors visited 42 public locations such as bus stations, religious places, markets, residential areas and shopping malls in each city. The survey covered 73 cities across the country which included 53 cities with population of 10 lakh people and above.   

“Of the total marks for each city, 60 per cent were assigned for solid waste management, 30 per cent for toilet construction and 5 per cent each for sanitation strategy and behaviour change communication,” a news release from the Ministry said.

The survey covered questions about the cleanliness of the city in general, availability of toilets and dustbins... City administrations were marked for the successful implementation of sanitation strategies, solid waste management and construction of public toilets.

 As per the survey, Dhanbad in the eastern state of Jharkhand, is rated as the dirtiest city in India. The city, known as the coal capital of India, is home to the country’s largest coal reserves. Coal dust blows across the city from open cast mines that stretch across the city.

Surprisingly Jamshedpur, earlier administered for decades by the Tatas, is ranked low. It had earned kudos for its quality infrastructure, education, water supply, roads, power... Why this fall?

Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh, the home constituency of PM Modi, was ranked the 65th out of the 73 cities. Greater Mumbai, which includes the cities of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane, came 10th.

In Tamil Nadu, Tiruchirappalli is named the third cleanliest city. Coimbatore and Madurai also made it to the top of the list at 18th and 26th respectively.

Among metros, Delhi was ranked fourth followed by Mumbai (10th), Hyderabad (19th), Chennai (36th) and Bengaluru (38th). 

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