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75 Major Cities & State Capitals to be Rated for Swachh Bharat
Nov 03, 2015

Ministry of Urban Development has commissioned a survey of sanitation scenario in 75 major cities including 53 with a population of above 10 lakhs each and state capitals. This is the first such survey since the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission in October last year.

  • 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.

  • The proposed survey and subsequent ratings to be completed in January next year is aimed at fostering a spirit of competition among the major cities and state capitals in 29 states and Chandigarh to ensure sanitation in urban areas.

  • In the proposed survey for rating of 75 major cities accounting for over 50% of country’s total urban population, 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.

  • Under Swachh Bharat Mission, about Rs.37,000 Crore of the project cost of Rs.62,009 Crore is to be incurred on solid waste management.

  • In the last survey for ranking of 476 cities with a population of above one lakh each which was commissioned before the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission across the country, solid waste management had a weightage of only 13%.

In respect of solid waste management, the parameters include:

  • Percentage of solid waste collected every day

  • Its transportation, processing, recycling and re-use including conversion to compost and energy

  • Scientific land filling, segregation of solid waste

  • Availability of dustbins for general waste

  • Collection and disposal of  Construction and Destruction Waste

  • Availability of Debris on Call service for C&D waste

  • Levy of user charges

  • Visibility of solid waste in open and public spaces etc.

In respect of individual and public and community toilets, the parameters include:

  • Gaps in demand and supply

  • Gaps in mission targets and actual physical progress

  • Extent of release of funds under Swachh Bharat Mission and utilization

  • Waiting time for use of public toilets

  • Availability of drainage system, notification of spot fines for open defecation/ urination/littering etc.

Swachh Bharat Mission is aimed at ensuring door-to-door collection, transportation and scientific disposal of municipal solid waste in all the 83,000 wards in urban areas by 2019 besides construction of one crore household individual toilets and over five lakh public and community toilet seats.

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