Our Mysuru is the cleanest city in India!

Our Mysuru is the cleanest city in India!

Submitted by Newseditor on Mon, 2016-02-15 18:53 New Delhi: Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday announced the top 10 cities which are among the cleanest in the country. It was a part of the second cleanliness survey ‘Swachh Sarvekshan’ which began last year. Mysuru from Karnataka topped the list of 10 cities, while Chandigarh is in the second position and Tiruchirappalli bagged the third position. The national capital came fourth in the list, whereas Visakhapatnam, Surat, Rajkot and Gangtok were in fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth position respectively. Pimpri-Chinchwad and Greater Mumbai ranked ninth and tenth in the list. The cities were declared as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission in urban areas which is done every year. In 2014, the ministry had carried out a similar exercise in 476 cities and municipalities which have a population of over 1,00,000. Performance of the city is judged on the basis of sanitation parameters which includes open defecation and solid waste management facilities. In last year's survey, Delhi was among the dirtiest city to live in. In the 2015-16 survey, the cities were judged on the basis of their performance on each of the components of the mission, which is solid waste management, construction of individual, community and public toilets and sanitation strategies and behavior change communication. (ANI)