Trivandrum 2nd ‘Cleanest Capital City’ in the country!

Mysore has emerged as the cleanest city in India while Dhanbad in Jharkhand has been ranked the worst.

According to the latest Swachh Bharat rankings released by the Union urban development ministry three cities in Kerala has been ranked among the list of 73 cleanest cities in India.

Trivandrum got the 40th position and Kozhikode secured the 44th position while Kochi came in 55th position. Mysore has emerged as the cleanest city in India while Dhanbad in Jharkhand has been ranked the worst.
Trivandrum is ranked the second cleanest capital city in the country. The results also say that more acceleration is needed for Trivandrum and Kozhikode. However, Kochi is categorised under ‘slow movers’.

The survey parameters have been aligned with the objectives of Swachh Bharat Mission with more focus on solid waste management which is adversely impacting cleanliness in urban areas.
In the proposed survey, solid waste management is being given 60% weightage followed by 15% each for availability and use of household individual toilets and public and community toilets besides 5% each for city level sanitation plans and Information, Education and Behaviour Change Communication(IEBC) activities.

In the last survey for ranking of 476 cities with a population of above one lakh each which was commissioned by the Ministry under the National Sanitation Policy 2008, before the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission across the country, Trivandrum ranked 8th position while Kochi ranked 4th position. Interestingly, Mysore topped in this list too.

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