Gurgaon: Bettering its efficiency, town notched as much as rank 24 in Swachh Survekshan 2021 within the class of 1 lakh to 10 lakh inhabitants. Final yr, Gurgaon was ranked 62nd. This time, town has additionally obtained a three-star score within the ‘garbage-free metropolis’ class. Scoring 4,201.2 factors, Gurgaon is positioned at no 1 among the many Haryana cities within the class of 1 lakh to 10 lakh inhabitants. It’s adopted by Rohtak (forty ninth) and Karnal at (86th).
Within the general class, Gurgaon ranked forty fourth. Cities have been ranked primarily based on three broad parameters — service stage progress, residents’ voice and certification. Service stage progress, which incorporates segregated waste assortment, processing and disposal and sustainable sanitation, holds 40% weightage. Gurgaon scored 1,690.7 out of a most of two,400 marks on this parameter.
Residents’ voice, which takes under consideration suggestions, engagement on Swachhta app and innovation, holds 30% weightage. Town scored 1,410 out of a complete of 1,800 marks.
The third parameter underneath which cities are ranked is certification, which additionally holds 30% weightage. Below this, Gurgaon obtained a three-star score and 600 factors out of the utmost rating of 1,100 within the ‘garbage-free metropolis’ class. Furthermore, Gurgaon scored 500 out of 700 factors within the ‘open defecation-free’ class.
“Gurgaon bettering its Swachh Survekshan rankings and getting awarded for being a garbage-free metropolis and its Safai Mitra problem has occurred solely due to the cooperation of the general public. Residents must also now make sure that they segregate their waste and compost moist waste at residence. They need to comply with the precept of scale back, reuse and recycle whereas dealing with their waste,” Mukesh Kumar Ahuja, commissioner of Municipal Company of Gurgaon.
Activists and residents mentioned town’s improved rankings are in direct distinction to the state of affairs on the bottom. “We’re failing miserably at supply segregation, waste processing and disposal. These rankings are stunning. Furthermore, isn’t it contradictory to charge Gurgaon as a garbage-free metropolis when there are round 35 open dumping yards within the metropolis and a landfill website?” questioned Vaishali Rana Chandra, a city-based environmental activist.
“We have to work on rubbish segregation, assortment and processing to really obtain the rank that we have now obtained on paper,” mentioned Udaybir Yadav, president of Sector 10A RWA.

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