Srinagar is not clean, but Jammu among dirtiest cities, reveals Swachh Bharat ranking

JAVID ALI
SRINAGAR: All India Swachh Bharat ranking has listed Srinagar city at 152nd spot while as the winter capital, Jammu, has been listed as one among the dirtiest cities in India.
The survey-based rankings have been assigned on the basis of the extent of open defecation and solid waste management practices.
In the list of 476 cities surveyed under the programme, Jammu city is ranked at 427th spot, making it one among the dirtiest cities of India.
The survey was conducted by Union Ministry of Urban Development. Mysore city in Karnataka has topped the Swachh Bharat Rankings list in the country with three more cities from the State figuring in the top 10. West Bengal has 25 cities from the state finding a place in the top 100 cities. Apart from Mysore other cities that have made it to top ten include, Thiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu), Navi Mumbai, Kochi (Kerala), Hassan, Mandya and Bengaluru from Karnataka, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Halisahar (West Bengal) and Gangtok (Sikkim) in that order.
Among the top 100 cities, 39 are from the Southern states followed by 27 from the East, 15 from the West, 12 from the North and 7 from the North-Eastern States. Off all the 27 capital cities 15 have made it to the top 100. Bengaluru leads this list of capitals ranked at 7th   spot while Patna came at the bottom at 429.
Two worst ranked cities are Damoh and Bhind that fall at the end of the list that fall in Madhya Pradesh followed by Palwal and Bhiwani, both in Haryana.

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