Kashi emerges as ‘finest Ganga city’ in Swachh Survekshan | Varanasi Information

Varanasi: Whereas Indore has been adjudged the cleanest metropolis of the nation for the fifth consecutive yr, Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as soon as once more didn’t discover a place within the top-10 cleanest cities within the Swachh Survekshan 2021. Nonetheless, Varanasi emerged because the ‘Greatest Ganga City’ within the Swachh Survekshan.
In accordance with the outcomes of the swachh survekshan introduced by the Union Housing and City Affairs Ministry on Saturday, Varanasi secured the thirtieth place within the nationwide rating of the cities having a inhabitants of greater than 10 lakh. Town lagged behind different cities of Uttar Pradesh together with Lucknow (12), Ghaziabad (18), Kanpur (21), Agra (24), Prayagraj (26) and Meerut (27).
On this yr’s survekshan, town slipped three steps down from the earlier survekshan in 2020, when it was ranked at twenty seventh place. Prior to now, town was positioned on the seventieth rank in 2019, twenty ninth rank in 2018, thirty second rank in 2017 and sixty fifth rank within the first survekshan in 2016.
Town additionally lagged behind within the clear cantonment class, as Varanasi Cantonment Board bought twentieth rating among the many clear cantonment boards. In district rating too, Varanasi was positioned on the a hundred and fifth place.
The one factor of consolation for the residents and the officers is that town was adjudged the ‘finest’ amongst Ganga cities. The President Ramnath Kovind gave the trophy and certificates to UP Minister Ashutosh Tandon, Varanasi mayor Mridula Jaiswal and municipal commissioner Pranay Singh at a perform held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.
“It’s a matter of satisfaction that Varanasi was acknowledged as the most effective Ganga City within the nation. The prize obtained from the President will encourage use to do higher,” mentioned the mayor.
The municipal commissioner mentioned that being an vital centre of pilgrimage and tourism Varanasi is visited by the pilgrims and vacationers in giant numbers. They go to the riverfront for bathing and boating within the Ganga. Correct preparations have been made for the cleansing of ghats, he mentioned. On town’s efficiency in nationwide rating, he mentioned that efforts will likely be made to enhance the general rating.
Swachh Survekshan is an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in cities and cities throughout India. It was launched as a part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which aimed to make India clear and freed from open defecation. The primary survey was undertaken in 2016 and lined 73 cities and by 2021 the survey grew to cowl 4,320 cities.
The target of the survey is to encourage giant scale citizen participation, guarantee sustainability of initiatives taken in the direction of rubbish free and open defecation free cities, present credible outcomes which might be validated by third social gathering certification, institutionalize present methods by means of on-line processes and create consciousness amongst all sections of society concerning the significance of working collectively in the direction of making cities and cities extra liveable and sustainable. Moreover, the survey additionally intends to foster a spirit of wholesome competitors amongst cities and cities to enhance their service supply to residents and transfer in the direction of creating cleaner cities.

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