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Mysuru again tops list of cleanest cities, Guwahati slips to 50th

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Gangtok (8) and Imphal (15) among the leaders

New Delhi, Feb 15: Mysuru in Kartaka has topped the list of the cleanest cities in India for the second year in a row.

It was followed by Chandigarh, Tiruchirapalli, New Delhi Municipal Council area and Visakhapatm, said a report following a tionwide survey - "Swachh Survekshan 2016" under the 'Swachh Bharat' Mission.

Gangtok (8) and Imphal (15) were the only two cities from the region in the top 15. At 33, Agartala found itself in the list of 20 Aspiring Leaders. Aizawl, Guwahati and Shillong (53) required 'Acceleration', while Kohima (60) and Itagar (71). Guwahati and Shillong were among the ten cities whose rank went down.

Last cleanliness survey was conducted in 2014 among 476 cities with a population of one lakh and above each and results were announced last year. This survey was done before the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission by Prime Minister rendra Modi in October last year. From the results of 2014 survey which was based on a large number of parameters, 476 cities were ranked based on their performance with regard to the components of Swachh Bharat Mission like construction of toilets, solid waste magement and independent observation. This ebled comparison of results of both the surveys for assessing the impact of Swachh Bharat Mission.

"The survey is not done to demoralise any city or place of the country. It aims at generating a healthy competition among them," Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah idu told reporters while releasing the survey report here.

It aims at popularising the 'Swachh Bharat' Mission, "and to bring competitive spirit among people to keep their cities clean", the minister added.

Prime Minister rendra Modi's constituency Varasi was ranked 65th among 73 cities surveyed.

The survey, first since the launch of the 'Swachh Bharat' Mission in October 2014 by the prime minister, was carried out by Quality Council of India.

Regarding methodology used for Swachh Survekshan-2016, idu informed that out of the total marks of 2,000 for assessing the performance of efforts of 73 cities, 60% were assigned for solid waste magement related parameters, 30% for construction of toilets and 5% each for city level sanitation strategy and behavior change communication. Quality Council of India which conducted the survey deployed 25 teams of 3 trained surveyors each to visit 42 locations in each city covering major zones like railway stations, bus stations, religious places, major market places, planned and unplanned residential areas including slums and toilet complexes. The survey teams took a total of 3,066 geo-tagged photos of places visited as evidence and they were uploaded on website today.

The government had commissioned a survey on the sanitation scerio in 75 major cities including 53 with a population of above 10 lakh each and state capitals.

West Bengal's Kolkata and Noida of Uttar Pradesh will participate in the next round, hence the ranking this year was for 73 cities.

New Delhi was ranked based on its three municipal corporations. While East Delhi Municipal Corporation was ranked 52, North and South Delhi Municipal Corporation were 43 and 39, respectively.

The list of the top 10 includes Mysuru, Chandigarh, Tiruchirapalli, New Delhi Municipal Council area, Visakhapatm, Surat, Rajkot, Gangtok, Pimprichindwad and Greater Mumbai.

Leaders

1. Mysuru

2. Chadigarh

3. Tiruchirapalli

4. New Delhi Municipal council

5. Visakhapatm

6. Surat

7. Rajkot

8. Gangtok

9. Pimprichindwad

10 . Greater Mumbai

11. Pune

12. vi Mumabi

13. Vadodara

14. Ahmedabad

15. Imphal

Aspiring Leaders

16. Paji

17. Thane

18. Coimattore

19. Hyderabad

20. gpur

21. Bhopal

22. Allahabad

23. Vijayawada

24. Bhubaneswar

25. Indore

26. Madurai

27. Shimla

28. Lucknow

29. Jaipur

30. Gwalior

31. shik

32. Warangal

33. Agartala

34. Ludhia

35. Vasai-Virar

Acceleration required

36. Cheni

37. Gurgaon

38. Bengaluru

39. South Muncipal Corporation of Delhi

40. Thiruvanthapuram

41. Aizawl

42. Gandhigar

43. North MCD

44. Kozhikode

45. Kanpur

46. Durg

47. Agra

48. Srigar

49. Amritsar

50. Guwahati

51. Faridabad

52. East MCD

53. Shillong

Slow Movers:


54. Hubbali-Dharwad (Kartaka)

55. Kochi

56. Aurangabad

57. Jodhpur

58. Kota

59. Cuttack

60. Kohima

61. Dehradun

62. Ranchi

63. Jabalpur

64. Kalyan Dombivili (Maharashtra)

65. Varasi

66. Jamshedpur

67. Ghaziabad

68. Raipur

69. Meerut

70. Pat

71. Itagar

72. Asansol

73. Dhanbad

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