Dibrugarh: In a major embarrassment to the district administration and the civic body, Dibrugarh has been ranked a lowly 415th rank in terms of cleanliness among 425 Indian cities surveyed in the Swachh Survekshan-2019. Dibrugarh is the home town of Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal.
Four cities of Assam namely Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Nagaon and Silchar were part of the survey.
Guwahati was ranked 303 with a score of 1770.29 points while Dibrugarh was ranked 415 with a score of 1038.72 points. Silchar was ranked even lower at 423 with a score of 735.26 points. Nagaon was ranked 370 with a score of 1415.47 points.
Among all cities, Indore secured the 1st rank with a score of 4659.09 points while Ambikapur came 2nd with 4394.09 points and the 3rd position went to Mysore with 4378.54 points.
Notably, after a leading television channel showed Dibrugarh holding the first position among the cities with minimum cleanliness, there has been a sudden furore among the residents. They came out on various platforms lambasting the civic authorities.
It may be mentioned that Swachh Survekshan is an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in cities and towns across India.
It was launched as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which was launched aiming to make India clean and free of open defecation by October 2, 2019.