07 March 2019
Bhubaneswar: While smart city Bhubaneswar was ahead of Berhampur in the last year’s cleanliness survey Swachh Survekshan 2019, the tables have turned this year with Berhampur at 216th spot with a score of 2205.32 and Bhubaneswar at 288th spot with a score of 1878.43.
The Odisha cities that follow are- Balasore (1871.85) at 289, Baripada (1703.53) at 316, Sambalpur (1674.89) at 323, Puri (1579.08) at 339, Rourkela (1512.85) at 353, Cuttack (1402.09) at 374 and Bhadrak (982.39) at 418.
In the overall State list, the state of Odisha features at 17th spot.
Meanwhile, Indore has done it for the third time and has secured first rank. Indore is followed by Ambikapur, Mysore, Ujjain, New Delhi, Ahmadabad, Navi Mumbai, Tirupati, Rajkot and Dewas in the top 10.
Meanwhile, Karanjia Municipality has been adjudged Fastest Moving City - East Zone in < 1 Lakh Category. It has secured 204th rank in Zonal category. The civic body had conducted widespread awareness campaigns in schools and colleges about cleanliness, community, door to door garbage collection and individual toilets were also constructed to deal with open defecation problems.
Paradip Municipality has been adjudged Fastest Mover City - East Zone in >50,000 - 1 Lakh Category. It has secured 187th rank in Zonal category. As per the survey findings of Swachh Survekshan 2019, it has been found that, different departments of the Paradip Port Trust actively participated to maintain the cleanliness of the surroundings in frequent intervals. The Port has constructed Sulabha Souchalaya at various locations, which are maintained daily round the clock, by the port through Sulabha International, Odisha. Apart from this the Port has constructed branch drains and main drains connecting to the discharge points for the discharge of rain water.
Jajpur Municipality has been adjudged Fastest Mover City - East Zone in >25,000 – 50,000 Category. It has secured 180th rank in Zonal category. The city has obtained a total of 2024 marks out of a maximum of 5000 marks in the overall Swachh Survekshan 2019 assessment. The direct observation assessment findings show that more than 95 % of residential and commercial areas are clean and regular sweeping takes place in all of the ward areas. Nearly all of the community and public toilet sampled for the survey were found to be substantially clean, user- friendly and equipped with all basis essential requirements.
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