Srinagar 48th ‘swachh city’ in India

SRINAGAR: The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir has zoomed 104 places in the list of India’s cleanest cities released on Monday as a part of its Swachh Survekshan 2016 campaign.
According to the Swachh list, Srinagar is at 48th position overtaking Amritsar, Guwhati and National Captial Regions – MCD and Faridabad.
Despite of considerable progress, Srinagar is still placed under ‘acceleration required’ category along with Chennai, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, and South Delhi Muncipal Corporation.
Compared to last year’s survey which took 476 cities in consideration, each with a population of above one lakh, this year’s survey is limited to only 73 cities which have at least 10 lakh residents. The procedure was altered to eliminate unfair comparisons to much smaller towns.
The assessment was done after considering total sanitation practices, including the extent of open defecation, solid waste management, septage management, waste water treatment, drinking water quality, surface water quality of water bodies, and mortality due to water-borne diseases.