Mumbai : Mumbai has been declared the cleanest state capital in the Swachh Survekshan 2018, announced on Wednesday. Navi Mumbai won the award for being India’s best in solid waste management among cities with a population of over 10 lakh.
Indore, Bhopal and Chandigarh were declared the cleanest cities. While Nagpur has not made it to the top three clean cities, it has succeeded in getting the first position in India’s Best City in ‘Innovation & Best Practices’ category of Swachh Bharat Sarvekshan 2018.In addition, Maharashtra is the second best performing state.
The plaudits came after Mumbai’s status as open defecation-free was revalidated in October 2017, one of the most important criteria in the ranking.
On the other hand, the BMC maintained that it deserved the status. According to the civic body, several measures have contributed to its better show this year reduction in waste creation from 9,500 metric tonnes to 7,100 metric tonnes daily; vermicomposting at 123 places; compulsory waste segregation by bulk generators and construction of 1,690 community toilets; 898 community toilets and 1,941 individual household toilets.
Last year, 434 cities participated in the survey and Mumbai ranked 29th, a drop of 19 ranks from 2016. The rankings are based on the data provided by municipal corporations, independent assessors and feedback from people.