Mysuru tops Swachh Bharat rankings

Mysuru has topped the
Swachh Bharat rankings
among 476 cities in the
country with three more places from
Karnataka figuring in the top 10.
Among urban local bodies in the
national capital, Delhi Cantonment
was ranked 15th in the list and
New Delhi Municipal Corporation
(NDMC) 16th, while Municipal
Corporation of Delhi was at 398th
position.
These rankings are based on the
extent of open defecation and solid
waste management practices.
Mysuru leads the cities with
minimal open defecation and
extensive adoption of solid waste
management practices.
Bengaluru leads the list of capitals
at 7th rank while Patna came at the
bottom at 429th.
The top 10 ranked cities are
Mysuru, Tiruchirapalli (Tamil
Nadu), Navi Mumbai, Kochi (Kerala),

Hassan, Mandya and Bengaluru from
Karnataka, Thiruvananthapuram,
Halisahar (West Bengal), and
Gangtok (Sikkim).
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, septage management,
waste water treatment, drinking
water quality, surface water quality
of water bodies and mortality due to
water born diseases.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah
expressed happiness over Mysuru
topping the Swachh Bharat rankings
Mysuru tops Swachh Bharat rankings
with three more places from
Karnataka figuring in the top 10.
Expressing his happiness
Siddaramaiah said “this news makes
me proud first as Kannadiga, then
as Chief Minister of the state, also
as a fellow Mysurian”. This will add
much glitters to this years Dasara
celebrations in Mysuru, he said.
Siddaramaiah also commended the
efforts of civic bodies, “Pourakarmikas”
(municipal sweepers) and also
cooperation from citizens for
achieving the rankings. He said
with this credit also comes the
responsibility of maintaining it,
which will require cooperation from
every one.

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