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Waste collection gains pace in Chandigarh, but disposal still stuck in slow lane

After Chandigarh climbed to 12th spot last year from 16th in 2021, the municipal corporation is hoping to break into top 3 cities after several waste management initiatives

As the long-term projects for waste management projects of Chandigarh municipal corporation are months away from getting operational, unprocessed wet waste is being dumped at the Dadumajra landfill. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 01:43 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Littered waste greets Swachh Survekshan team in Mohali

Last year, Mohali’s rank in the annual cleanliness survey had dropped to 81, 32 positions down from 113 in 2021

Garbage strewn around near GMADA’s Purab Premium Apartments in Sector 88. (Sanjeev Sharma/HT)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 02:46 AM IST
ByMohit Khanna, Mohali

Eyeing to improve swachhta ranking, Ludhiana MC installs plastic shredder

The shredder which will be used to re-use the plastic waste for road construction has been installed at a cost of ₹3.75 lakh

MC commissioner Shena Aggarwal inspecting the plastic shredder installed in the hot mix plant of MC on Hambran road in Ludhiana on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 11:56 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Navi Mumbai, Panvel, Thane civic bodies top in beautification

While the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC), which is a C category civic body, and the Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC), a D category civic body, have topped their categories in the state government’s ‘City Beautification and Cleanliness Competition 2022’

Navi Mumbai, Panvel, Thane civic bodies top in beautification
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 12:36 AM IST

Swachh Survekshan 2022: Tripura is a top performer in this list

Among the states with fewer than 100 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), Tripura has ranked first in the seventh edition of the Swachh Survekshan.

The Swachh Survekshan is an annual survey of sanitation, hygiene, and cleanliness in Indian villages, cities, and towns. (Representational Image)(HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 01, 2022 09:20 PM IST
Written by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Delhi: North MCD ropes in private consultant to improve Swachh ranking

In the 2021 Swachh Survekshan list, North MCD ranked 45 among the 48 local bodies in the country with over one million population

Among Delhi’s local bodies, the North MCD was assessed to be the worst performing corporation in the last sanitation survey. (Picture for representation only/PTI)
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 03:09 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Swachh rankings: AAP blames BJP for poor show by Delhi MCDs

AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj on Sunday said that all the three BJP-ruled MCDs have failed disastrously, and have not even been able to make it to the top 20 in the swachh rankings by the central government

New Delhi, Sep 04 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj addresses a press conference against the MCD issue at Rouse Avenue, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo) (Mehavish Siddiqui)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 02:17 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Swachh Survekshan: NDMC declared cleanest city in 1-3 lakh population category

NDMC improved on its 2020 ranking, when it clinched the third spot in the survey, even as the North MCD fell from 43rd to 45th on the rankings, out of 48 cities, while the East MCD climbed from 46 last year to 40 this year

The New Delhi Municipal Council administers the Lutyens’ Delhi area. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 21, 2021 02:20 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Swachh Survekshan 2021: Indore bags cleanest city tag for fifth consecutive year

The results of the survey were announced by President Ram Nath Kovind, who gave away the awards in the presence of Union housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri and others at the ‘Swachh Amrit Mahotsav’, at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday

President Ram Nath Kovind and Union minister of housing and urban affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, confer Swachh Survekshan Award 2021 to Indore, the cleanest city, for the 5th consecutive year, at Swachh Amrit Mahotsav, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 21, 2021 02:38 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Indore declared cleanest city in India for 5th time in a row

Chhattisgarh has been awarded cleanest state in the annual cleanliness survey while Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh has won the cleanest Ganga town in the Swachh Survekshan 2021’ awards.

Indore beat Surat for second year in a row to become India's cleanest city.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 06:53 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Swachh Survekshan 2021’: President Kovind to award 342 cleanest cities shortly

The event to felicitate the cities, ‘Swachh Amrit Mahotsav’ is being organised by the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs (MOHUA) and would take place at Vigyan Bhawan in the national capital.

The cities are usually rated using a star system and this year, 342 cities, an increase from 56 in 2018, would be given certificates under some star rating.(HT File Photo | Representational image)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 11:31 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Swachh Survekshan Grameen: Cleanliness survey for villages to be launched today

Swachh Survekshan Grameen: The Jal Shakti ministry said 17,475 villages in 698 districts of the country will be covered by the cleanliness survey. Around 87,250 public places, such as schools, Anganwadi centres, public health centres, markets, religious places will be visited for the survey.

Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2021: A cleanliness survey for villages across India is to be launched today. The ambitious programme, under the Swachh Bharat Mission, aims to boost the central government's push for Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus status for villages. (File Photo)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 05:20 AM IST

Swachh Survekshan 2021: Indore gets ready with 'unique' wall paintings

Indore has got the cleanest city award four times already.

Indore gets ready for the Swachh Survekshan 2021.(Twitter/@ANI)
Published on Feb 05, 2021 01:52 PM IST

Shimla ranks 65th in Swachh Survekshan 2020, cleanest town in Himachal

In the 2019 survey, Shimla was ranked 128th in the list. No other town in the state figures among the top 100 cleanest cities.

HT Image
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 09:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By, Dharamshala:

Swachh Survekshan 2020: Indore ranked cleanest city for the fourth consecutive year

The announcement of this year’s results was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Navi Mumbai ranked third in Swachh Survekshan 2020 in the country.(Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 03:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

Indore’s fourth consecutive win, tops Swachh Survekshan 2020

Swachh Survekshan 2020: Mysuru had won the award for the cleanest city of India in the first edition of the survey, while Indore has retained the top position for three consecutive years (2017,2018, 2019).

Mysuru had won the award for the cleanest city of India in the first edition of the Swachh Survekshan survey(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 12:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

Swachh Survekshan 2020: All you need to know about India’s cleanliness survey

Minister of Civil Aviation of India Hardeep Singh Puri is going to announce the results of Swachh Survekshan 2020 today at 11am. This is the fifth edition of India’s cleanliness survey.

Results of Swachh Survekshan 2020 will be out on Thursday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 11:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh

4,242 cities, 92 Ganga towns and 1.87 crore citizens: All you need to know about Swachh Survekshan 2020

All you need to know: Swachh Survekshan 2020 has been carried out and completed within a span of 28 days.

A worker sweeps an area near a statue of Mahatma Gandhi inside the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra, an interactive experience centre on the Swachh Bharat Mission, at Rajghat in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 06:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

Chandigarh, hurry up! Give feedback for Swachh Survekshan 2020 by Jan 31

Citizen feedback, which has 25% weightage in the final score, is open till January 31. Only 3% registered users have responded so far.

Updated on Jan 20, 2020 12:39 AM IST

Ghaziabad bags 13th spot in Swachh Survekshan rankings

A total of 425 urban local bodies from across the country had participated in this year’s Swachh Survekshan. Ghaziabad has improved a lot as is evident from its ranking from last year, when the city had the 351st position nationally.

Ghaziabad city has secured the 13th position in the national rankings of the Swachh Survekshan, 2019.(Sakib Ali /HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 07, 2019 04:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By

Swachh Survekshan 2019: North, South Delhi civic bodies slip in cleanliness ranking, East records big jump

Swati Singh Sambyal, programme manager, solid waste management at Centre for Science and Environment, said, “The rankings hold up a mirror for the MCDs. They are not focusing on implementing the Solid Waste Management Byelaws 2016. There is no segregation, the only emphasis is on waste to energy plants.”

North and south Delhi civic bodies registered a significant fall in their rankings in the ‘Swachh Survekshan 2019’ announced Wednesday, the east municipality was the silver lining.(Shivam Saxena/HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 07, 2019 02:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBaishali Adak

Swachh Survekshan 2019: Thane rank slips to 57

Though TMC has ambitious plans for solid waste management, they are merely on paper; it still doesn’t have a dumping ground

Slum dwellers near Nulpada in Thane dump garbage into the nearby nullah.(Praful Gangurde/ HT)
Published on Mar 07, 2019 12:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMegha Pol and Priyanka Dhomse, Thane

Swachh Survekshan 2019: Chandigarh slips to 20th spot

This is a big hit for India’s first planned city, which recorded its worst performance in national cleanliness survey that began in 2016.

From 2nd rank in 2016 to 11th in 2017 and then from 3rd spot in 2018 to 20th now, the huge variation in Chandigarh’s performance in past four surveys exposed city’s resolve to improve waste management despite adverse observations from the National Green Tribunal and other monitoring bodies.(HT FIle)
Updated on Mar 06, 2019 10:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

HT Spotlight: Welcome to Chandigarh’s wasteland

The ever increasing dump at Dadumajra is not just the bane of people living in adjoining sectors, but also of the entire city

The smelly dump at Dadumajra is spread across 20 acres as the treatment plant can process only 30% of city’s waste.(Sikander Singh Chopra/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 10:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

Swachh Survekshan: Ranked 4th three years ago, Batala now dirtiest town in Punjab

Batala, 32km from Gurdaspur, was once known as the “Iron Bird of Asia” for its foundry industry.

The civic body pays <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25 lakh per month to the contractor, yet garbage is not lifted.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 11:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Batala | ByVishal Sally

Swachh Survekshan: Jaipur among 40 cleanest cities in country

Jaipur has improved significantly to be among the top 40 cleanest cities in the country

According to the Swachh Survekshan-2018 report, Jaipur’s rank rose from last year’s dismal 215 to 40 this year.(HT File)
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 10:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Swachh Survekshan 2018: Mohali, Panchkula remain Chandigarh’s ‘poor’ cousins

The two cities failed to make a cut in the top 100.

Updated on Jun 24, 2018 01:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mohali/Panchkula | ByHT Correspondents, Mohali/panchkula

Swachh Survekshan 2018: Poor waste management keeps Chandigarh from grabbing top spot

With waste segregation at household level a failure and only about 40% garbage being processed, Chandigarh scores low as compared to Indore, Bhopal.

Mayor Davesh Moudgil receiving the Swachh Survekshan award from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Indore on Saturday.(HT photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 01:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh third cleanest city in India: Swachh Bharat survey

The city, which had dropped from the second spot to eleventh last year, is just behind Indore and Bhopal this year.

Chandigarh is just behind Indore and Bhopal this year in the government’s cleanliness survey.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2018 11:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By
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