Why India’s clean city rankings need a serious rethink!

Why India’s clean city rankings need a serious rethink!

In late May 2017, a big shout out for waste segregation came from none other than the Indian Prime Minister when he announced the introduction of new litter bins for segregated waste in 4000 cities and towns on his monthly radio show, Mann ki Baat. A few days later, on June 5, World Environment Day, a source segregation campaign was launched amid much fanfare by the Minister of Urban Development Shri M Venkaiah Naidu in the National Capital Region as he flagged off segregated waste collection vehicles.

However, not much stress on the actual realisation of segregation was noted in Swachh Survekshan, the annual survey of the Ministry of Urban Development to rank cities on the basis of cleanliness and sanitation, which published its 2017 results earlier in May. Read More…

 

 

 

 

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