Andhra bags two Swachhata Survekshan 2018 awards

Andhra bags two Swachhata Survekshan 2018 awards

Andhra bags two Swachhata Survekshan 2018 awards

State ranking was introduced in this year's survey, which was conducted between January 4 and March 10.

Besides the city winning in the best capital category, under the south zonal awards three cities from Telangana - Siddipet, Bod Uppal and Peerzadiguda also found a mention. Apart from this, other efforts such as separate dust bins for dry and wet waste, biomethanisation plants, sweeping of the city round-the-clock, spot fines for spreading filth etc failed to fetch Bhopal number one rank.

If we talk about Indore and Bhopal, then this is the second consecutive year that both the Indian cities have bagged the first and second cleanest city award. The city of pearls was ranked the best capital in the country for "best solid waste management" by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in its Swachh Survekshan Awards 2018.

Indore had been rated the cleanest city in India and Bhopal the second cleanest city in the country in the Swachh Sarvekshan 2017 too. In 2017, the scope of Swachchh Survekshan was enlarged to cover 434 cities having a population of one lakh or more and Capital city of States/UTs and Indore was awarded as cleanest city of India.

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The names of the worst performing cities would be announced on the day the awards would be presented, Puri said.

The results of the survey were announced by Minister of State for Housing Hardeep Singh Puri at a programme held in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Apart from introducing GPS-enabled wrist watches for sanitary workers, the NMC had constructed over 1,000 public toilets. The Swachh Bharat Survey was conducted in February this year. "NMC got full marks under the innovation category", said a senior health officer (sanitation). Compared to the previous surveys, this year's exercise allocated substantial weightage to the feedback from citizens based on their daily experience. According to the officer, the central government is yet to release the full list. Garbage collection was one such factor. Another unique experiment carried out by BMC was radio station installed at Roshanpura Square which was assembled using scraps collected from the city under the initiative called "Kabaad se Jugaad" to spread awareness among locals about civic sense. Download The for your device.in English and other languages.

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