Every year, the government of India conducts a ranking exercise known as Swachh Survekshan to access the cities and town based on their cleanliness and sanitation as a part of the Swachh Bharath Abhiyan.
This year Mysuru has ranked 3rd cleanest city in India while Bangalore is ranked as 194.
Mysore is certified as Open Defecation Free Plus city and the community and public toilets in state are functional too. The city also bagged 5-star rating under Garbage Free City Protocol which means the city was effectively performing scientific waste processing, plastic ban, and removal of landfilling plus construction and demolition waste.
Swachh Survekshan 2019 – Where Does Bangalore Stand
Bangalore- the biggest IT hub of India is unable to handle its own growth and success and is been seen drowning it is own filth. With a 7th rank in the Swachh Survekshan 2015, Bangalore was once tagged as one of the cleanest cities of India. But with a sharp dip from 38th rank in 2016 to 210th rank in 2017, Bangalore has become the one of the filthiest places in India.
In the Swachh Survekshan 2019 ranking, Bangalore has moved up a few positions to the 194th rank. Still, the city needs to work a lot harder to be the”garden city” again instead of the “garbage city”.
The Swachh Survekshan Rankings – How It Is Done
The Swachh Survekshan rankings depend upon the data collected from the MIS portal of the MoHUA for Service Level Progress, direct observation, citizen feedback, garbage free certification and open defecation free (ODF) certification. Bangalore still has to work on is open defecation free certification and waste management measures.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) claims that there were an insufficient number of tenders for GPS trackers in waste collection and a delay in getting the ODF certification on time. They promise to progressively work on these parameters for a better ranking in the next year’s Swachh Survekshan.
Swachh Survekshan Ranking Of Karnataka Cities
Out of 458 cities of India, let us take a look at where the cities and towns of Karnataka stand this year: