Varanasi declared ‘Finest Ganga City’ for 2nd successive yr | Lucknow Information

LUCKNOW: Varanasi bagged primary place within the ‘finest Ganga city’ class for the second successive yr within the Swachh Bharat Survey of the Union ministry of housing and concrete affairs (MoHUA) launched on Saturday. Total, Uttar Pradesh improved its rating by a notch, from seventh in 2020 to sixth this yr.
State city growth minister Ashutosh Tandon, mayors and officers of 18 cities from UP obtained their awards in numerous classes from President Ram Nath Kovind on the Swachh Amrit Mahotsav-2021 organised in New Delhi on Saturday.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has congratulated the folks of UP for an improved efficiency of the state. “The swachhta marketing campaign being run below the steerage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has managed to create a public consciousness concerning the concern. This has largely helped us sort out the Covid-19. The UP authorities is making certain an efficient implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission.”
Whereas Varanasi was awarded within the class of cities with a inhabitants of over 1 lakh, Kannauj additionally acquired the ‘Quantity One Finest Ganga City’ award amongst cities with a inhabitants as much as 1 lakh for the second successive yr.
Lucknow received the award for ‘Finest State Capital In Residents’ Suggestions’. Total, it secured twelfth rank and retained its earlier yr’s rating to turn out to be top-tanked UP metropolis in inhabitants of 10 lakh and above class. Amongst different seven UP cities in prime 30 have been Ghaziabad (18th), Kanpur (twenty first), Agra (twenty fourth), Prayagraj (twenty sixth), Meerut (twenty seventh) and Varanasi (thirtieth).
Three of those — Ghaziabad, Kanpur and Meerut — have improved their rankings whereas three others — Varanasi, Prayagraj and Agra have slipped a bit, however have retained their place within the prime 30. Final yr, six UP cities have been within the prime 30. This yr, the quantity has risen to seven.
City growth minister Tandon and extra chief secretary, city growth, Rajnish Dubey, have congratulated the officers and representatives of award-winning municipal our bodies for his or her good work.
Whereas ‘Citizen Suggestions’ included public response and satisfaction, ‘Service Degree Progress’ encompassed use of expertise in offering providers to the folks, water conservation and sewage remedy and ‘certification’ assessed open defecation free standing and rubbish assortment.
The direct commentary parameter which included third celebration inspection was merged with the service degree progress this yr.
Amongst different award-winning UP cities, Meerut received the ‘Quickest Mover Massive Metropolis’ award within the class of cities with a inhabitants of 10 lakh to 40 lakh, whereas Ghaziabad received the ‘Finest Massive Metropolis In Innovation and Finest Practices’ award in the identical class.
Within the class of cities with 3 lakh to 10 lakh inhabitants, Noida received ‘India’s Cleanest Medium Metropolis’ award whereas within the class of greater than 1 lakh inhabitants, Hapur received the ‘Finest Metropolis in Most Residents’ Participation’ award.
Patiali received the ‘Finest Metropolis in Most Residents’ Participation’ award within the class of cities with lower than 1 lakh inhabitants. Hasanpur received the ‘Quickest Mover Metropolis’ within the class of fifty,000 to 1 lakh inhabitants whereas Awagarh and Gajraula received the ‘Finest Metropolis in Residents’ Suggestions’ award of their respective classes.
Meerut Cantonment bagged ‘India’s Cleanest Cantonment’ award within the class of 1 lakh inhabitants whereas Varanasi Cantonment received the identical award within the class of over 1 lakh inhabitants.
Within the class of ‘Rubbish Free Cities’, 5 cities from UP —Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Noida, Aligarh and Jhansi — got a star score.
Although Lucknow remained on twelfth rank, its rating improved to 4,586 from 4,102 final yr. Kanpur additionally improved its rating from 3,783 to 3847 and jumped to rank 21 from 25 final yr. Ghaziabad improved its rank by a notch from 19 final yr to 18 this time whilst its total rating witnessed a decline from 4,283 to 4,220.
The rankings launched by the Union ministry of housing and concrete affairs (MoHUA) on Saturday are based mostly on a cleanliness survey carried out throughout the nation after segregating cities and cities based mostly on their inhabitants.
Total, 4,320 city native our bodies, together with cities, cities, municipalities, and cantonments, in numerous classes have been assessed. Of them, two main classes have been 372 cities/cities with inhabitants between 1-10 lakh, and 48 massive cities with 10 lakh or above inhabitants.
The Swachh Bharat Survey 2020 had 4 parameters — Citizen Suggestions (1,500 marks), Certification (1,500 marks), Direct Statement (1,500) and Service Degree Progress (1,500).
Nonetheless, this yr, the evaluation was carried out on three scales — Citizen Suggestions (1,800 marks), Service Degree Progress (2,400 marks) and Certification (1,800 marks). Complete marks up for grabs have been 6,000.
Meerut was the star performer, recording an enormous soar of 14 rungs — from forty first rank final yr to 27 this time — with an combination rating of three,598, a considerable enhance compared to final yr.
However, the largest drop in rating amongst UP cities was recorded by Agra, which slipped from rank 16 final yr to 24 this yr. Agra’s web rating additionally plunged to three,715 from 4,391 final yr.
Prayagraj additionally misplaced six spots from rank 20 final yr to twenty sixth this time. Its web rating in 2020 was 4,141, which got here down to three,613 this yr.
Varanasi, too, slipped three rungs from twenty seventh rank final yr to thirtieth this time, with its rating dropping to three,532 from 3,684 final yr.

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