Six Indian cities get 5-star garbage-free cities tag


Six Indian cities get 5-star garbage-free cities tag

The government has now declared India’s top garbage-free cities, also revealing names of the 5-star garbage-free cities, with six cities getting this honour recently. 141 cities were rated in total, 65 of them got a 3-star rating, while 70 cities got 1-star rating.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, cities that got the 5-star rating are Mysuru, Ambikapur, Rajkot, Surat, Navi Mumbai, and Indore. New Delhi got a 3-star garbage-free rating, alongside Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Jamshedpur, Tirupati, Karnal, Bhilai Nagar, and Vijayawada. According to reports in leading dailies, the cities got the rating after some 25 parameters were taken into consideration.

Six Indian cities get 5-star garbage-free cities tag

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said, in a statement, that the current situation with the pandemic in India could have been a lot worse if the Swachh Bharat Mission was not implemented over the last few years. As per him, there is a greater degree of cleanliness in the country due to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Cities that were rated 1-star in the survey are Delhi Cantonment; Haryana’s Rohtak; Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior, Maheshwar, Khandwa, Badnawar, and Hathod; and Gujarat’s Vadodara, Bhavnagar, and Vyara.

The entire process took a lot of data collection, involving 1.19 crore citizens alongside about 10 lakh geo-tagged pictures. Moreover, the surveyors visited 5175 solid waste processing plants in order to access the situation on ground.

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