Mysuru bags five-star ranking in ‘Garbage-free Cities’
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Mysuru bags five-star ranking in ‘Garbage-free Cities’

November 20, 2021

New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh’s Indore has been declared as India’s Cleanest City for the fifth time in a row under the Centre’s Swachh Survekshan 2021 award this morning. President Ram Nath Kovid presented Swachh Survekshan Awards-2021 as part of ‘Swachh Amrit Mahotsav’ to the cleanest cities and States at Vigyan Bhawan in the national capital.

Surat (Gujarat) and Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) grabbed the second and third positions respectively. Among Indian States, Chhattisgarh has bagged the top position as the country’s Cleanest State and Varanasi got the first position in the Cleanest Ganga Town category.

Mysuru city that was hoping for a place in the top three cleanest cities has, however, been awarded five-star ranking in ‘garbage-free cities’ category.

Urban Development Minister Byrathi Basavaraj, Mysuru Mayor Sunanda Palanetra, Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Commissioner G. Lakshmikanth Reddy and Senior Health Officer Dr. D.G. Nagaraj received the award from Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Mysuru was among eight cities in Karnataka which have qualified for a rank under different categories with others being Bruhat Bengaluru, K.R. Nagar, Periyapatna, Hubbali-Dharwad, Mudhol, Hosadurga and Kumta.

The other cities that have got five-star rating under the garbage-free city category are Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh), Rajkot (Gujarat), Surat (Gujarat), Indore (Madhya Pradesh) and Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra).

Minister of State Kaushal Kishore, Chief Ministers and urban development ministers, 1,200 guests comprising diplomats, State and city administrators and senior officials, sector partners, and brand ambassadors, NGOs, and CSOs were present during the award ceremony.

The event also paid tribute to sanitation workers by recognising top performing cities under the ‘Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge’, an initiative earlier launched by the ministry to promote mechanised cleaning of sewers and septic tanks and preventing ‘hazardous cleaning’ in which a person enters them.

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A total of 4,320 cities participated in the 2021 edition of the Swachh Survekshan. The cities are usually rated using a star system and this year, 342 cities, an increase from 56 in 2018, were given certificates under some star rating. This includes nine five-star cities, 166 three-star cities, 167 one-star cities.

4 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Mysuru bags five-star ranking in ‘Garbage-free Cities’”

  1. boregowda says:

    This should be the biggest joke of the year!!!!

  2. Divya says:

    Being a mysorean I am happy to see this, but also can’t take back step about the harsh reality of Mysore s garbage management.Sometimes I wonder if the administration here are only bothered to keep the city side clean for bagging the Award. Yes this is the Fact, the places around the city are completely filled up with garbage everywhere, I live in area near ring road side and if someone just go one round of this ring road can only find the garbage filled service roads all around,there’s thrash collection happens unlike main city so people start throwing garbage on these roadside and yet none of the Administration is bothered about. Some panchayat limit has started dumping waste near some of residential areas making it worse for people here to live with those rotten smell which can effect the health of people and nearby school as well.

  3. Sheela George says:

    Really!!??? Someone please define ‘GARBAGE FREE”?

  4. Sheela George says:

    Really!?!?? Can someone please define ‘GARBAGE-FREE’!!??


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