Odisha capital Bhubaneswar scores another milestone in cleanliness

Fastest Moving City in East Zone for city with 10lakh plus population
Bhubaneswar: The Temple City Bhubaneswar has retained its lead in cleanliness front as it has achieved the award among the Fastest Moving City in East Zone under the category of population more than 10 lakh.
BMC Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena today received the award from Central Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu.
Among 434 cities the Capital City has scored 94th rank. The competition was launched among 500 AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation of Urban Transformation) cities in which 434 participated. In a similar exercise in 2014 among 500 cities the Temple City had secured 213 rank. So it is a dramatic rise in its ranking over these years for the city.
From among the many criterion fixed during the survey, collection of data from municipal body and interaction with officials, collection of data from direct observation, collection of data from citizen feedback were the major ones with 2000 marks. However, with a sustainable citizen-centric activities Bhubaneswar could shine and scored 1254.47. For citizen feedback Swachhata Labs were organised on the campuses of different academic institutions.
The report of MoUD has also mentioned that Bhubaneswar has achieved door-to-door garbage collection in over 75 percent area and also 100 percent of the city MSW is transported to the dumping site from 70 percent of its wards.
The municipal corporation has achieved sweeping of all commercial area and festivities twice a day round the year making the city cleaner. Dustbins across the city are placed at appropriate distances and they also covered all the commercial establishments.
The MoUD report, which was released by the Central Minister in New Delhi today, also mentioned that more than 75 percent of the vehicles engaged by BMC to transport solid waste across the city do have fitted with GPS devices to enable a tracking system by the corporation, making the entire process transparent and accountable.
The corporation has information communication tool (ICT)-based attendance system. The report also categorically mentioned that 100 percent of its staff have participated in the e-learning programme of the Swachha Bharat Mission to know more about Swachha Survekshyan and other components of SBM.

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