Swachh Survekshan 2020: Nagaland’s Mokokchung, Chümuokedima and Pfütsero win awards

Collage image taken from “Swachh Survekshan 2020- World’s Largest Urban Sanitation Survey” released by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India on August 20. (Morung Photo)

Collage image taken from “Swachh Survekshan 2020- World’s Largest Urban Sanitation Survey” released by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India on August 20. (Morung Photo)

Mokokchung ‘cleanest city’ in 25,000-50000 population category, 4th overall in North East 

 

Morung Express News 
Dimapur | August 20


Three Urban Local Bodies from Nagaland - Mokokchung, Chümuokedima and Pfütsero have scored big in Swachh Survekshan 2020 announced by Union Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on August 20.

While Mokokchung has been declared the ‘cleanest city’ in 25,000-50000 population category in the North East Zone, Chümuokedima and Pfütsero too have been selected for two other awards in the Zonal category. 

Chümuokedima has been awarded the best “Sustainable City” from North-East in 25,000-50000 population category, while Pfütsero was awarded the “Best City in 'Innovation & Practices'” among the ULBs with less than 25000 category. 

The performance of Mokokchung is more commendable as it was also ranked 4th in the North East Zone based on total score of 142.7 points. 

Manipur’s Jiribam and Wangjing Lamding were ranked 1st and 2nd respectively in the overall category from the region while Sikkim’s Singtam was in third. 

The top-5 in North-East Zone was completed by Mizoram’s Kolasib town at number 5. 

Overall, Nagaland was ranked 9th in the Swachh Survekshan 2020 Ranking of States with less than 100 ULBs. Jharkhand topped the category followed by Haryana and Uttarakhand.

The Swachh Survekshan monitors the performance of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, launched in 2014. 

According to an official release, more than 1.87 crore citizen feedback received for 2020 rankings while 1.7 crore citizens registered on Swachhata App. Over 11 crore impressions were received on social media.

The survey was conducted in 4,242 cities, 62 cantonment boards and 92 Ganga towns in a 28-day-Timebound Nationwide Survey.

Over 24 Lakh Geotagged photos were captured from field in the completely digitized and paperless survey.

In the national category, Indore city in Madhya Pradesh emerged as the cleanest city for the fourth time in a row in the category of more than one lakh population.

Mysuru in Karnataka had won the award for the cleanest city in the first edition of the survey in 2016, while Indore had retained the top position for three consecutive years, IANS reported.

This year, Indore is followed by Surat city in Gujarat and Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra. Meanwhile, in the category of less than one lakh population, Karad, Saswad and Lonavala cities in Maharashtra emerged victorious, it said. 

Ahmedabad in Gujarat ranked first in the cleanest mega city category, while Chhattisgarh's Ambikapur secured the cleanest smallest city tag. 

Bengaluru won the best self-sustainability award in the mega city category and Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh won the award in the small city category.

Chhattisgarh ranked first in the category of best performing states with more than a hundred urban local bodies, while Jharkhand emerged first in the less than one hundred category.

New Delhi Municipal Council secured the cleanest capital city tag, while Lucknow and Bhopal won the fastest mover capital and most sustainable capital award respectively in the pan-India survey, the report added.