Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh Vs. District Magistrate, Ghaziabad & Ors. dated 25/02/2016 regarding public toilets to be constructed by the Nagar Nigam, Ghaziabad. Application dismissed.

SHIMLA: The popular summer holiday-retreat township, also known for its Victorian architecture, is not the cleanest among all million plus and capital cities of India after all.

Mysuru in Karnataka has retained its position of the cleanest city in India, followed by Chandigarh, whereas Dhanbad in Jharkhand and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency, Varanasi, are amon

73 cities surveyed for cleanliness have been categorized based on the marks scored by each of them in the ‘Swachh Survekshan-2016’ survey, results of which were announced by the Urban Development Minister Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu. 15 cities who scored more than 70% of the total marks of 2000 were categorized as Leaders, 20 cities with scores in the range of 60%-70% are Aspiring Leaders, those with scores in the range of 50%-60% are the cities who need to accelerate their efforts and cities who scored below 50% are named Slow Movers who need to work harder to improve santiation.

Mysuru in Karnataka remained the cleanest city in the country while Dhanbad in Jharkhand came at the bottom of 73 major cities surveyed for sanitation scenario last month. Results of ‘Swachh Survekshan-2016’ were released by the Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu at a media conference. 53 cities with a population of above ten lakhs each and 22 capitals that do not have that much population were selected for the survey. NOIDA and Kolkata desired to participate in the next round of survey.

Until recently there has been little, if any, concern over revamping let alone improving wastewater management system in Zimbabwe’s urban areas given the dominance and institutionalised water-borne system. Yet, the current constraints in this system and the immensity of urbanisation in the country begs and compels planners, engineers and systems thinkers to rethink what best can work as a sustainable wastewater system.

The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) jointly with the Freshwater Action Network, South Asia (FANSA) have collaborated to bring out this research report. It highlights the need for policy focus on smaller city sanitation and discusses why faecal waste management requires immediate attention in the region.

The 'Swachh Survekshan', is a survey commissioned by the Ministry of Urban Development – the first for Swachh Bharat Mission, launched on 2nd October 2014.

The court was hearing a PIL to “ensure” release of funds to the corporations so that the salaries of the workers could be paid.

Pandey said if the scheme is successful, the experiment may also be replicated for door to door garbage collection.

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