Bhubaneswar: Karanjia, Paradip and Jajpur municipalities of Odisha have topped various categories in the Swachh Survekshan-2019 released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.
Karanjia Municipality has been adjudged East Zone’s fastest moving city in population of < one lakh category. During the survey, a total of 251 citizens of Karanjia provided their feedback. Not only more than 75 % of residential and commercial areas are 100% clean but also all the public and community toilets prominently display the SBM messages. All the CT/PTs available in the ULB have the facility of safe sanitation system. More than 85% of meat/fish or vegetable/fruit markets are found to be clean. All the bus stands and railway stations are clean with no OD spots found in their catchment area. All the commercial and public areas have 100% noticeable hoardings/ billboards/ wall writings.
Similarly, Paradip Municipality is the Fastest Mover City in East Zone in > 50,000 to 1 lakh population category. More than 75% of residential and commercial areas are clean. More than 70% of CT/PTs are clean and user-friendly and Community and public toilets have prominently displayed SBM messages. All the Community and public toilets have linked to onsite safe and close sanitation system. Majority of bus stands and railway stations are clean and without OD spots. All the commercial/public areas of the city have Swachh Survekshan 2019 hoardings/ billboards and wall writings thus indicating the active involvement in spreading awareness regarding cleanliness and sanitation.
Jajpur Municipality has topped the category of Fastest Mover City, East Zone in > 25,000 to 50,000 population. Direct observation assessment findings show that more than 95 % of residential and commercial areas are clean and regular sweeping takes place in all of the ward areas. Nearly all of the community and public toilet sampled for the survey were found to be substantially clean, user- friendly and equipped with all basic essential requirements. All Community and public toilets have prominently displayed SBM messages and have linked to onsite safe and close sanitation system.
During the on-ground assessment, majority of the catchment areas like vegetable/fruit and meat/fish market were found to be clean and with no litter. All commercial/public areas of the city have Swachh Survekshan 2019 hoardings/ billboards and wall writings and airport, bus and railways station are clean and without OD spots.