Alappuzha, Panaji and Mysuru are three of the cleanest cities in India, with municipal waste management systems that actually work – says a latest rating by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). The three cities will be awarded CSE’s Clean City award here today by the Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu. Mr Naidu will also officially release CSE’s latest report on solid waste management in Indian cities, titled Not in my backyard. CSE director general Sunita Narain said: “This book started as a survey—we wanted to simply know which city is India’s cleanest. We knew that once we found out which is the cleanest, we would also find out what makes it so. This would give us the answers for future policy.”