Swachh Survekshan survey: Chandigarh slips to 11th, SAS Nagar at 121, Panchkula 211
Chandigarh’s indifferent citizen participation makes it slip from last year’s number 2 position. SAS Nagar is yet to put any system in place to tackle its solid waste; yet ranks cleanest in Punjab. In Panchkula, garbage collection, disposal and transportation remains key issue.Updated: May 05, 2017 12:55 IST
Failure to dispose of the garbage generated and citizens’ relative non-participation in giving feedback on how to maintain cleanliness meant that the city has slipped out of the top-10 cleanest cities in the country to rank 11th.
It has ranked 2nd last year in the Swachh Survekshan Survey under Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban (SBM-U) conducted by the ministry of urban development.
In 2015, the city had ranked 21st. The survey, conducted in January, was based on city-level indicators, independent observation and citizen feedback. Chandigarh scored 1,701 marks out of 2000.
The survey was conducted in 434 cities. Chandigarh has recently won the first prize for cleanliness.
SAS NAGAR CITY NEEDS WASTE SEGREGATION AT SOURCE
SAS Nagar: A first-time entrant on the list, SAS Nagar city, at 121st rank, is the cleanest city in Punjab. The things that have pegged it down are absence of a systematic solid waste management plan and no segregation of garbage at source.
FOR PANCHKULA, RESIDENTS NEED TO BRACE
Haryana’s de-facto capital performed worst in tricity as it was ranked 211 on 434 cities surveyed Scoring just 968 out of total 2,000 marks, it got just 278 for its garbage collection, transportation and disposal out of 600, highlighting MC’s failure to steam line garbage management in the city.
All claims of making city open defecation free and condition of public toilets stands completely exposed as city scored only 70 on 300 marks.
Its failure to mobilise residents as part of the overall cleanliness drive remained ineffective as MC scored only 5 out of 50 marks meant for capacity-building exercise.
1,700 FORMS HAD BEEN FILLED
MC got major shock on its selfassessment declaration after the Centre gave it 374 out of 1000 marks for its claim on various cleanliness parameters.