City fares better in Swachh rankings

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), improving its position over the previous year, has improved itself in the annual Swachh Survekshan rankings provided by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, as well as the best Self Sustainable Mega in the country. Citi has stood out as a winner. Category of cities with population more than 40 lakhs.

Incidentally, the Secunderabad Cantonment Board has also been recognized as the ‘Best Self-Reliant Cantonment’. MoHUA announced the results of the survey on Saturday.

In the ranking given to cities with a population of more than 10 lakhs, GHMC has secured 13th rank as against 23rd rank given in 2020. Overall, out of 4,320 urban areas selected for the ranking, the city ranked 37th, which is a huge improvement over the previous year. Was ranked 65th last year.

The city scored 4,551 out of 6,000 marks distributed among the categories of service level progress, citizens’ voice and certification.

Telangana as a state stands at 11th position when it comes to state rankings, improving its rank to 18th in 2020.

Karimnagar, ranked 74th, is the only city in Telangana to make it to the first 100 cities with a population of less than 10 lakh.

In the South Zone, Sircilla in Telangana has been declared the cleanest city, followed by Siddipet. They also secured the top two positions in cities with a population between 50,000 and one lakh. Badangpet Nagar Panchayat ranked fifth overall in the South Zone, and fourth in the category of cities with a population between 50,000 and one lakh.

Siddipet has also earned recognition as the ‘Best Self-Reliant City’ in the southern region with a population of between 50,000 and one lakh.

Secunderabad Cantonment has secured seventh position overall among the cantonments.

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