Accolades come in for GHMC after Swachh Survekshan honour

Accolades come in for GHMC after Swachh Survekshan honour

Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad was adjudged the "fastest mover big city" in this survey. While deciding the awards, it has been kept in mind that one city gets only one award i.e the category in which it has performed the best. Each city was rated only for one award.

According to the survey report, Vijayawada is the cleanest among big cities having more than one million population while Mysuru has emerged as the cleanest among cities with pollution of three lakh to one million.

Priyanka Das and corporators celebrated the feat as the city has been ranked second only to Indore, the financial capital of the state in the cleanliness survey 2018.

In Swachh Sarvekshan-2017, Nagpur had ranked poorly at 137 place out of 434 cities.

While a lot of work went in to becoming the cleanest cities in 2017, a lot more work went in to retaining these rankings in 2018, especially since other cities became serious about the competition. The names of the worst performing cities would be announced on the day the awards would be presented, Hardeep Puri, Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs, said. However, for the second consecutive year it has to satisfy itself with the second rank as the state's financial capital has once again been ranked the country's cleanest city in the cleanliness survey 2018. Jharkhand's Ranchi was the best state capital as per citizen's feedback, while Goa's Panaji had the best innovation and practices.

Apart from introducing GPS-enabled wrist watches for sanitary workers, the NMC had constructed over 1,000 public toilets. This year, 35% weightage was given to citizen feedback, 30% weightage to direct observation and 45 % percent weightage has been given to service level progress.

The cities were categorised by population. Another unique experiment carried out by BMC was radio station installed at Roshanpura Square which was assembled using scraps collected from the city under the initiative called "Kabaad se Jugaad" to spread awareness among locals about civic sense. A three-member team from Quality Council of India (QCI) completed the survey in the city in the first week of February as part of the assessment for the Swachh Survekshan-2018 rankings.

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