Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chandigarh emerges as the cleanest city in India

The capital of Punjab and Haryana, the city of Chandigarh, emerged as the cleanest city in India in terms of sanitation in the National Rating Exercise. Urban Development Minister, S Jaipal Reddy, announced the list. Mysore was ranked number two followed by Surat and NDMC area of New Delhi.

Mr. Reddy said, “The purpose of this exercise is to recognise better performers as well as to encourage other cities to perform better. The idea behind the exercise is to galvanise action in states and cities towards better sanitation,” He also said that he would write to chief ministers of all the cities to prioritize sanitation.

The National Rating Exercise covered 423 cities which house 72% of the total urban population in India. The country was divided into five zone. A total of nineteen indicators were used to rate the cities. The cities then were classified into four color categories- red, black, blue and green. Unfortunately, none of the cities were rated green. The top four cities made it to the blue category.

1 comment:

  1. Where can find the complete list with a ranking?