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Indian Cities: The Cleanest, Greenest and Dirtiest

While the Indian scenario looks most gloomy from the point of view of an environmentalist, it’s not all bad news where pollution and sanitation issues are concerned. There are a few Indian cities which are inching towards being “green” and others that are in the process of implementing required changes which would make them contenders for the ‘Nirmal Shahar’ Award.

In 2009, in order to sensitize administration and citizens of Indian cities about their current state of sanitation and to raise awareness about the need for improvement, the Government of India commissioned Ministry of Urban . . . → Read More: Indian Cities: The Cleanest, Greenest and Dirtiest

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Top 10 Cleanest Cities of India

Sanitation is an important aspect of daily life – a principle vigorously championed by Mahatma Gandhi when he preached that ‘Cleanliness is Next to Godliness’.

However, even after seven decades of independence, sanitation is still an oft neglected area in India. What the Mahatma considered as a critical function of the government is most often grossly overlooked by politicians.

In 2009, the Ministry of Urban Development of the Indian Government carried out a first-of-its-kind study to rank 423 Indian cities in terms of sanitation and cleanliness. The first report published in May 2010 showcases . . . → Read More: Top 10 Cleanest Cities of India

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