Cleanest Cities of India in 2016

Alappuzha in Kerala, Panaji and Mysuru are cleanest cities in India, a survey based on solid waste management practises in towns across the country. Alappuzha had missed the Centre’s survey on cleanliness – Swachh Survekshan-2016 – due to population criteria and so the government ranking in January, but this small city of Kerala along with Goa’s Panaji and Karnataka’s Mysuru on Monday emerged as the first three cleanest cities in India in a different survey – conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

“Alappuzha, Panaji and Mysuru are three of the cleanest cities in India, with municipal waste management systems that actually work,” a latest rating by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said.

Agartala (Tripura) and Gangtok (Sikkim) in the Northeast besides the IT hub of Bengaluru (Karnataka) in the south fared the worst along with Chandigarh, Delhi and Shimla–the Himachal pradesh capital touted as a scenic hill station.

Best performers

1) Alappuzha (Kerala)

2) Bobbili (Andhra Pradesh)

3) Mysuru (Karnataka)

4) Panaji (Goa)

Mediocre performers

1) Aizawl (Mizoram)

2) Pune (Maharashtra)

3) Surat (Gujarat)

4) Suryapet (Telangana)

Worst performers

1) Agartala

2) Bengaluru

3) Chandigarh

4) Delhi

5) Shimla

Little about Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

  • Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a not-for-profit public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi, India.
  • It was established in 1980
  • CSE works as a think tank on environment-development issues in India, poor planning, climate shifts.
  • Its founder is Anil Agarwal, an environmentalist.

How/on which basis CSE measures a top a clean and dirty city? Methodology

  1. It checks municipal waste management systems in a city.
  2. What is the garbage management system in a city?
  3. Recyclable waste is disposed off in unhygienic or hygienic dumps!
  4. What is the ratio between the waste in terms of organic, bio-degradable, or plastic, or the quantum  in the city and its population?
  5. Backwaters.
  6. Portable bio-gas units to treat waste at the source available or not.
  7. Dumping in the forest.

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