Swacch Survekshan Survey, 2017: Major Findings

Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs conducts the ‘Swachh Survekshan survey’. The ministry has released the rankings of the cities based on the survey.

The Swachh Survekshan 2018 assessed 4,203 urban local bodies and broadened the scope to cover a record number of urban local bodies, which impacted 400 million urban citizens involving over 2,700 assessors when compared to the 2017 Swachh Survekshan which was conducted in 434 cities.

The Survey has given weightage to citizen’s feedback along with direct observation by assessors who visited various spots for site inspection. The overall focus was on the major initiatives taken by the urban local bodies like creating solid waste management facilities.

The findings of the survey

  • Mysuru has been ranked the cleanest medium-sized city in the country under the Swachh Bharat rankings.
  • In the overall national rankings, Indore, Bhopal, and Chandigarh have bagged the first three ranks.
  • ‘Cleanest Big City with a population above one million’ which was bagged by Vijaywada.
  • India’s ‘Fast Moving Big City with a population above one million’, bagged by Ghaziabad.
  • Mangaluru has been ranked India’s best city in solid waste management, with a population of 3 lakh to 1 million.

Journey of Mysuru, the cleanest medium sized city

  • Due to the stiff competition, the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC), together with the NGOs, had taken up a massive drive for cleaning up operations, besides creating awareness and downloading the Swachhata App.
  • Inclusive approach by adopting best practices like segregation of waste at source, launching of eco clubs in schools etc. have helped the Mysuru to score above others.
  • For effective garbage management MCC has deployed dedicated vehicles which were procured together with sweeping machines to clean up public places. [The Hindu]
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