Karnataka’s Mysuru has achieved the feat of become India’s cleanest city while Bihar’s Dhanbad has land up first in the dirtiest cities category of Swachh Survekshan, a cleanliness monitor which is based on extensive surveys of Indian cities carried out by Quality Council of India (QCI).
- Mysuru has for the second time in a row come out as the cleanest Indian city. The Swachh Sarvekshan ranked Varanasi along with Asansol, Patna, Meerut, Raipur, Ghaziabad, Jamshedpur, Kalyan Dombivilli and Itanagar in the top 10 dirtiest cities.
- Urban Development Minister Mr. M V Venkaiah Naidu while unveiling the results said that “Swachh” India is what the country aims to present the country in the world. Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi launched his pet project ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” in the year 2014 by unveiling a road map for the level of improving to be done in sanitation and other cleanliness in the country to present a Clean India by the year 2019, the 150th birth year of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Key findings that have come out that 25% have access to a public toilet within 500 metres and 23% can locate a trash can. In the survey, cities who have scored 1,400 and above are leaders, those with less than 1,000 are slow movers.
- This survey has been called a “seminal project” where there has been 15 cities in the ‘leader’ category and other 58 cities got themselves into three other categories namely ‘slow movers’, ‘Acceleration required’ and ‘Aspiring leaders’.
The Quality Council of India as well as the Union Government urge people to tweet their views to @SwachhBharatGov .