Deccan Herald | Mysuru cleanest among medium-sized cities

Aug 19,2020

Mysuru emerged as India's 'cleanest medium city’ in the Centre's annual cleanliness survey, the results of which were announced on Thursday.

The Swachh Survekshan awards 2020 were announced by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, in which 129 awards were given in different categories.

Mysuru bagged the honour among cities with a population of between 3 lakh and 10 lakh. The city scored high in four categories — on-sight evaluation, innovations, citizen feedback and solid waste management.

Mysuru was adjudged the cleanest city in 2015 and 2016 but slipped to the fifth place in the overall ranking in 2017. In 2018, it was the cleanest medium city and the third clean city in 2019.

Swachh Survekshan 2020 is the world’s largest cleanliness survey which ranked a total of 4,242 cities, 62 Cantonment Boards and 92 Ganga Towns and saw the participation of 1.87 crore citizens across the country.

In order to ensure continuous assessment and sustainability of on-ground performance of cities, the government had introduced Swachh Survekshan League, a quarterly cleanliness assessment of cities and towns conducted across three quarters, with 25% we...

Union Minister Puri congratulated pourakarmikas for their efforts in maintaining the city’s beauty. He interacted with pourakarmikas Nanjundaswamy and Manjula via video conference. The Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) organised the event on Mysuru Palac...

The minister lauded the efforts of Nanjundaswamy who had tested positive for Covid-19 on July 12 and recovered. "I am working again from August 1 after completing the quarantine period," he told the minister.

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