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.
4. New Delhi Municipal council
10 . Greater Mumbai
12. vi Mumabi
39. South Muncipal Corporation of Delhi
43. North MCD
52. East MCD
54. Hubbali-Dharwad (Kartaka)
64. Kalyan Dombivili (Maharashtra)