Where does you city rank?
Recently the Indian government came out with the cleanest cities in India list, which was in tune with the Swachh Bharat Campaign. The campaign which was started by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gripped the entire nation. There have been visible changes in many areas and cities of the country, but there is still left a lot to be done in order to clean India.
According to the official report, Mysore has topped the ranking. It has come first out of a total of 476 countries. Three more places from Karnataka have come in the top 10.
As far as the urban local bodies in the national capital are concerned, Delhi Cantonment was ranked 15th and the New Delhi Municipal Corporation came 16th, whereas Municipal Corporation of Delhi ranked an embarrassing 398th position.
West Bengal has done surprisingly well as 25 of its cities come in the top 100. The rankings were based on the extent of open defecation and solid waste management and other parameters.
The city of Mysore tops the list with a minimum number of open defecation and an extensive adoption of solid waste management practices.
A total of 39 cities from the southern cities were also in the top 100, followed by 27 from East, 15 from West and 12 from North.
The top 10 clean cities in India are Mysore, Thiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu), Navi Mumbai, Kochi (Kerela), Hassan, Mandya and Benguluru from Karnataka, Thiruvananthapuram, Halishar (West Bengal) and Gangtok (Sikkim).
As far as the low rung of the rankings is concerned, Damoh (Madhya Pradesh) came at the bottom of the rankings. It was preceded by Bhind (Madhya Pradesh), Palwal and Bhiwani – both in Haryana, Chittaurgarh (Rajasthan), Bulandshahar (UP), Neemuch (MP), Rewari (Haryana), Hindaun (Rajasthan) and Sambalpur in Odisha.
A total of 476 Class –I cities in 31 states and Union Territories were surveyed for assessing total sanitation practices covering factors such as extent of open defecation, Solid waste management, septage management, waste water treatment, drinking water quality, surface water quality of water bodies and mortality due to water borne diseases.