The government has sorted Indian cities on the basis of stars for their garbage management and treatment. As many as 141 cities were rated in the latest rankings among which six cities got five-star garbage-free ratings. Moreover, 65 of them got a 3-star rating, while 70 cities got 1-star rating.
As per the raking, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, cities that received 5-star rating are Mysuru, Ambikapur, Rajkot, Surat, Navi Mumbai, and Indore. The cities that received 3-star garbage-free rating include New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Jamshedpur, Tirupati, Karnal, Bhilai Nagar, and Vijayawada.
As many as 25 parameters were taken into consideration to make the list. Swachh Bharat Mission was credited to help the cities get cleaner and better over the years.
Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri even said that had Swachh Bharat Mission not been a reality, controlling the pandemic would have been more difficult. As per him, there is a greater degree of cleanliness in the country due to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Moreover, the cities that were rated 1-star in the survey are Delhi Cantonment; Haryana’s Rohtak; Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior, Maheshwar, Khandwa, Badnawar, and Hathod; and Gujarat’s Vadodara, Bhavnagar, and Vyara.