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.
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:
- New Delhi Municipal council
- Greater Mumbai
- Navi Mumabi
- South Muncipal Corporation of Delhi
- North MCD
- East MCD
- Hubbali-Dharwad (Karnataka)
- Kalyan Dombivili (Maharashtra)