JK cities fail sanitation test

None of the cities from the state of Jammu and Kashmir could make it to top fifty slots in today’s result of Swachh Survekshan 2017.

The results of the survey were announced by Union Minnister, Venkaiah Naidu in which Leh town of the state was ranked at 100th place.

Interestingly Jammu Kashmir known as the “Paradise on earth,” had enrolled four of its cities in the competition. But none of the cities from the state could make it to the top.

Leh at 100 was the cleanest city from the state, while as Anantnag was placed at 197, Srinagar at 241 and Jammu at 251.

Meanwhile, Indore and Bhopal of Madhya Pradesh were declared as the cleanest cities of India.

Gonda of Bihar was the lowest ranked city.  A total of 434 cities participated in the Swachh Survekshan 2017.

At least 18 lakh citizens across the cities gave their feedback about the sanitation in their respective cities and towns.

The Swachh Servekshan evaluates the work done in at least six measurable aspects of sanitation and hygiene. The criteria for the ranking of the cities included, 45 per cent marks for cities becoming open defecation free, solid waste management (including sweeping, collection, transportation and processing of garbage), education and capacity building, 25 per cent marks for field inspection and 30 per cent for citizen feedback.

The top ten cities include; Indore, Bhopal, Visakhapatnum, Surat, Mysuru ,Tiruchirappali, New Delhi Municipal Council, Navi Mumbai, Tirupati,Vadodara  respectively.

The survey is conducted by the Quality Council of India.

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