The Swachh Survekshan League’s two-quarter results have come out and Mumbai has appeared growth and improvement in ranking for cleanliness. Within the beginning with the first quarter it was at Rank 13, within the moment it went to Rank 8. Navi Mumbai has jumped from Rank 8 to Rank 3, within the second quarter.

Within the yearly Swachh Survekshan 2019, Mumbai was at Rank 49 and Navi Mumbai was at Rank 7. The computed results of 2020 will be declared at the end of January but ranking of the last two quarters has come out.

The SS 2020 League is conducted in three quarters; April to June, July to September, October to December 2019. There are 2000 marks for each quarter and assessment is done on every month’s updation of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). There are different parameters and the cities are too separated in terms of populace.

As per the Hindu’s report, “In the one lakh-10 lakh population category, in Quarter 1, four cities from Maharashtra made it to the top 20 where Kolhapur ranked fifth, Mira-Bhayandar ranked 10th, Solapur ranked 11th and Panvel ranked 12th. In Quarter 2, Kolhapur slipped to number 14, Mira-Bhayandar was stable at rank 10, Solapur did not feature in the top 20 while Panvel slipped to No. 16. In last year’s annual results, Panvel had ranked 86th.”

The plastic ban in Maharashtra had an incredible part to play. Kiran Dighavkar, assistant municipal commissioner and nodal officer-in-charge of SBM in BMC said that this year, there’s a lot of stress on segregation of waste at source, composting of wet waste and recycling of dry waste.

Credits : The Hindu