The capital of Odisha, Bhubaneswar has improved its ranking to 144 in the Swachh Survekshan Ranking -2021, which was announced by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in New Delhi on Saturday.
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation was placed at 288th position in 2018 and 274 in 2019, respectively in the annual cleanliness survey.
Stating that the ranking of the civic body improved by 130, Deputy Commissioner (Sanitation) of BMC, Suvendu Kumar Sahu said, “The BMC which was placed at 274 rank last year has seen a considerable improvement this year with 144th rank. We have to complete the construction of all the micro composting centers (MCC) and focus on 100% door-to-door collection of segregated wastes while the municipal corporation has done well in other parameters.”
Sahu further stated that while Rs 90 crore is spent annually and around 2,300 sanitation workers have been engaged in keeping the temple city clean, more appropriate steps are required to be taken in this regard.
On the other hand, Cuttack was placed at 162 rank while Sambalpur Town remained at 167, Baripada at 202 and Bhadrak at 261 rank in the Swachh Survekshan Ranking -2021.
Meanwhile, Steel City Rourkela has become the only city in Odisha to get One Star Rating under the Garbage Free City Category in the Swachh Survekshan Ranking -2021.
Rourkela has been placed at 57th rank among 372 cities of India with a population of 1-10 lakh in the Garbage Free City Category, informed the Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) through a tweet.
“Rourkela is the only city in Odisha to achieve this honour of One Star Rating under Garbage Free City Category at Swachh Survekshan 2021. With the cooperation of citizens, we pledge to take urban sanitation to a higher standard in the coming days,” added the civic body in another tweet.
Rourkela performs well in sanitation at Swachh Survekshan 2021 by @MoHUA_India . The Smart City holds 57th rank among 372 cities of India with population of 1-10 Lakh in Garbage Free City Category. As the first city of Odisha, It gets 1 star. @CMO_Odisha @HUDDeptOdisha pic.twitter.com/Nbqfr2kgTm— Rourkela Municipal Corporation (@RourkelaMC) November 20, 2021
Swachh Survekshan ranks cities and urban local bodies on various parameters like waste segregation and garbage disposal, among others, as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission of the Central Government.