Gujarat Global News Network, New Delhi
Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat is not clean. According to Swachh Bharat ranking done by Union urban development ministry it comes quite low at 24th position. Bengaluru is the cleanest state capital out of the 28 in the country. Mysore city in Karnataka has been ranked at the best among all the 476 cities.
Karnataka has done exceptionally well with another three cities making it to the list of top 10. West Bengal has also done well with 25 cities and towns from the state finding place in the top 100 cities.
These rankings are based on the extent of open defecation and solid waste management practices in these cities. The city of Mysore leads the cities with minimal open defecation and extensive adoption of solid waste management practices.
Southern cities seem to have done better than other parts with 39 of them finding place in the top 100, followed by 27 from the eastern part, 15 from the western, 12 from the northern India. Seven cities from Northeastern states have also made to the list.
Only 15 of the capital cities surveyed figured among the top 100 performers while five were ranked beyond 300. Patna came at the bottom at 429.
The top 10 ranked cities are Mysore, Thiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu), Navi Mumbai, Kochi (Kerala), Hassan, Mandya and Bengaluru from Karnataka, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Halisahar (West Bengal) and Gangtok (Sikkim).
Damoh in Madhya Pradesh came at the bottom of 476, preceded by Bhind in MP, Palwal and Bhiwani, both in Haryana, Chittorgarh (Rajasthan), Bulandshahar (UP), Neemuch (MP), Rewari (Haryana), Hindaun (Rajasthan) and Sambalpur in Odisha at 467th rank.
All the 476 class-1 cities in 31 states and union territories, each with a population of above one lakh were surveyed for assessing total sanitation practices covering a set of parameters including the extent of open defecation, solid waste management, seepage management, waste water treatment, drinking water quality, surface water quality of water bodies and mortality due to water born diseases etc.
Number of cities surveyed in major States include : UP (61), West Bengal (60), Mharashtra (43), MP(32), Gujarat (30), AP(30), Tamil Nadu(29), Rajasthan(28), Bihar (27), Karnataka (26), Haryana(20), Punjab(16), Telangana (11), Odisha (10), Jharkhand(10), Chattisgarh(9) and 6 each from Kerala, Uttarakhand and North-Eastern states.
The survey conducted during 2014-15 was commissioned by the Ministry of Urban Development as required under the National Sanitation Policy of 2008.
Swachh Bharat ranking of capital cities :
|S.No||Capital city||Swachh Bharat Rank|
|4||New Delhi Municipal
Swachh Bharat ranking of other major cities :
|S.no||City||Swachh Bharat Rank|
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