Srinagar ranks among top 50 cleanest cities in India

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Srinagar: For the second time in a row, Jammu and Kashmir summer capital Srinagar city under the Centre’s Swachh Survekshan 2021 award on November 20 has been ranked in Top 50 Cities of the country.

An official said that Srinagar city bagged 12th rank in Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge 2021 and President Ram Nath Kovind presented the awards at New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawanon on Saturday.

He said as many as 4,320 cities participated in the 2021 edition of the survey. The President congratulated the people of the country, saying there has been a massive change in the thought process towards cleanliness.

He further said “The survey is carried out by the Quality Council of India, which in 2020 covered 4242 cities and towns, In include 5 Lakhs+ ULB Document Evidence captured, 24 Lakhs+ Geotagged Photos captured from field and feedback from 1.9 crore people.”

Survey in 2021 was weighted on 6000 points. The criteria and weightages for different components of sanitation related aspects used for the survey were Service Level Progress-1300 marks, Citizen feedback – 1500 marks, Direct observation – 1500 marks, GFC (SWM) 1,000 Marks; ODF /ODF+ / ODF++ 500 Marks, Average ranking of Quarterly Assessments (April 2019 to June 2019, July 2019 to Sep 2019, Oct 2019 to Dec 2019)-200 Marks etc, he added. (KDC)

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