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Odisha capital wins Top Mover award in Swacch Sarvekshan


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 15:

The capital city, which topped in the Smart City list recently, has failed to secure a place in the top 20s in the Swacch Sarvekshan 2016 survey, results of which where announced by Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu at New Delhi today.

SBA Award

Though Bhubaneswar has not figured among the cleanest cities, the Temple city has bagged the Top Mover (East Zone) award securing 24th position among 73 cities across the country.  Interestingly, Cuttack has ranked 59th and has been bracketed in the Slow Mover list.

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Krishan Kumar and Mayor Anant Narayan Jena received the award from Urban Development Minister for being one of the cleanest cities in the country.

Speaking at a press conference held at National Media Centre, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu announced that Mysuru has topped the list in Clean City list followed by Chandigarh and Tirucharapalli.

Swachh Survekshan survey, conducted in cities with 10 lakh and above population, has revealed that cities in south and east India have taken better to the Swachh Bharat Mission than cities in north and west India.

The nation-wide survey was conducted to assess the measures taken by the cities to improve sanitation, present service levels including infrastructure developed and in progress, deployment of men and machines, strategies being followed, efforts to bring about behavioural changes and the overall impact of Swachh Bharat Mission besides promoting a spirit of competition among cities.

The list in chronological order:

The Leaders:

Rank City

  1. Mysuru
  2. Chadigarh
  3. Tiruchirapalli
  4. New Delhi Municipal council
  5. Visakhapatnam
  6. Surat
  7. Rajkot
  8. Gangtok
  9. Pimprichindwad
  10. Greater Mumbai
  11. Pune
  12. Navi Mumabi
  13. Vadodara
  14. Ahmedabad
  15. Imphal

Aspiring Leaders:

Rank City

  1. Panaji
  2. Thane
  3. Coimattore
  4. Hyderabad
  5. Nagpur
  6. Bhopal
  7. Allahabad
  8. Vijayawada
  9. Bhubaneswar
  10. Indore
  11. Madurai
  12. Shimla
  13. Lucknow
  14. Jaipur
  15. Gwalior
  16. Nashik
  17. Warangal
  18. Agartala
  19. Ludhiana
  20. Vasai-Virar

Acceleration required:

Rank city

  1. Chennai
  2. Gurgaon
  3. Bengaluru
  4. South Muncipal Corporation of Delhi
  5. Thiruvananthapuram
  6. Aizawl
  7. Gandhinagar
  8. North MCD
  9. Kozhikode
  10. Kanpur
  11. Durg
  12. Agra
  13. Srinagar
  14. Amritsar
  15. Guwahati
  16. Faridabad
  17. East MCD
  18. Shillong

Slow Movers:

Rank City

  1. Hubbali-Dharwad (Karnataka)
  2. Kochi
  3. Aurangabad
  4. Jodhpur
  5. Kota
  6. Cuttack
  7. Kohima
  8. Dehradun
  9. Ranchi
  10. Jabalpur
  11. Kalyan Dombivili (Maharashtra)
  12. Varanasi
  13. Jamshedpur
  14. Ghaziabad
  15. Raipur
  16. Meerut
  17. Patna
  18. Itanagar
  19. Asansol
  20. Dhanbad