Mysuru, Alappuzha and Panaji are cleanest cities in India, a survey based on solid waste management practices in towns across the country said.
“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.
CSE’s report on solid waste management in Indian cities, titled ‘Not in my backyard’ was released on Monday. “CSE rated Indian cities on their management of solid waste – metros like Delhi feature at the bottom of the heap,” it said.
The Delhi-based environment think-tank, CSE, has ranked these three cities along with 11 others on the basis of the way they manage their solid municipal waste. The country’s capital Delhi has appeared at the bottom of the list of 14 along with Chandigarh and Bengaluru.
The CSE survey found that the cities, figured at the bottom, like Delhi, Chandigarh and Bengaluru have managed to remain clean, but only by sweeping their garbage under the carpet.
Fifty-three cities with a population of above 10 lakhs each and 22 capitals that do not have that much population were selected for the survey. Mysuru, Chandigarh, Tiruchirapalli, New Delhi Municipal Council, Visakhapatnam, Surat, Rajkot, Gangtok, Pimpri Chindwad and Greater Mumbai had emerged as the top 10 cities in terms of sanitation and hygiene in the government survey.
The CSE survey was, however, limited to 14 cities and tried to find out what actually makes these cities clean and how the best practices would act as a guide for future policy. Agencies